Stelis rufobrunnea (Lindl.) L.O.Williams 1939 Photo by R Solano and The Herbario AMO Website

Inflorescence Photo by Rudolfo Solano and Orchid News Webzine

Full shade Cool LATER Summer winter fall

Common Name The Red-Brown Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in western Mexico at elevations of 1800 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramciauls enveloped mostly by a 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer fall and winter on an erect, distichous, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, nearly simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has infundibular floral bracts.

Synonyms Apatostelis rufobrunnea (Lindl.) Garay 1979; Humboldtia rufobrunnea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis rufobrunnea Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1- 2) Solano . DICIEMBRE 1993 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 as Pleurothallis rufobrunnea drawing fide;