Stelis chasei Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Disticha purpurescens alliance Duque 2008

Type Drawing Photo/drawing by © Bogarin/Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Chase’s Stelis [US Born British Botanist current]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found in Cartago Costa Rica at elevations around 650 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erectr slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose,tubular sheath and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, laxly, 2.4” [6 cm] long including the 1.4” [3.5 cm] long peduncle, to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 22(2): 121-122, f. 15 Luer 2001 Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide