Stelis aclyda Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Ecuador Orchids Photo Website

Type drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Javelin Stelis [Refers to the narrow shape of the leaf]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an apical, erect, strict, distichous, dense, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long including the .32 [8 mm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous, many flowered inflorescence arising through a negligible spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has broadly infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing good;