Stelis azuayensis Luer 2009 SECTION Stelis Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

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

Common Name The Azuay Stelis [refers to the province in Ecuador where the species is found]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations around 2500 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath 1 to 2 others that are shorter at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 3, erect, congested, 4 to 6 [10 to 15 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2 [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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