Stelis bicolor Luer & Hirtz 2004Drawing by © Carl Luer and TheEpidendra Website
Common Name The Two Colored Stelis
Flower Size .16” [4 mm]
Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 3700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, strict, distichous, 5.2 to 6.8” [13 to 17 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2.4” [3 to 6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneoulsy, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with inflated, acute, oblique floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide