Stelis bermejoensis Luer & Hirtz 2004 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website
Common Name The Bermejo Stelis [Oil Fields in Ecuador where the species occurs]
Flower Size .24” [6 mm]
Found in lowland eastern Napo Ecuador at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheathand 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrolwy cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, subflexuous, 4 to 6.8” [10 to 17 cm] long including the 2.4 to 2.8” [6 to 7 cm] long peduncle, distant, successively several flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 flowers open at any one time, arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute, floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer & Hirtz 2004 drawing fide;