Stelis calyptrata Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website
Common Name The Calyptrate Stelis [refers to the sepaline cup filled with the central apparatus]
Flower Size .12” [3 mm]
Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, sublax, subflexuous, 1.4” [3.5 cm] long including the .2” [5 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising from below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;