Stelis cajanumae Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website


Common Name The Cajanuma Stelis [A mountanous area of Southern Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 2750 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on 1 to 2, erect, lax, distichous, 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not happy with this determination so please use with caution


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok