Stelis coelochila Luer 2004 SECTION Labiatae Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Hollow Lip Stelis [Refers to the concave labellum]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Napo and Sucumbios Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 imbricating tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 7.8 [10 to 18 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.4 [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe 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 2004 drawing fide;