Stelis butcheri Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Disticha purpurescens alliance

Lip Detail

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Part ShadeWarmCoolSpring and fall

Common Name Butcher's Stelis

Flower Size .25" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 t o3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, marrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms spring and fall on an erect to suberect, slenser, [6 to 9 cm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul with a thin bract above the base and has a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchidaceae Stelis Duque 2008 drawing fide