Stelis barbimentosa Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer © and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Bearded Chin Stelis
Flower Size .16” [4 mm]
Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, congested, subsecund, 3.2 to 5.2” [8 to 13 cm] long including the .8 to 1” [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with narrowly oblique, acute floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;