Stelis aglochis Luer 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Pointless Stelis [refers to an absent labellar apiculum]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Cotopaxi Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, fascicled ramicauls with a loose tubular sheath from below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the slender, long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an apical, erect, lax, subflexuous, 6 to 6.8" [15 to 17 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2.4 [3 to 6 cm] long peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.


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