Stelis coracina Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Crow Black Stelis [refers to the flower color]
Flower Size .24" [6 mm]
Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, strict, distichous, to 2” [to 5 cm] long including the peduncle, densely mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with broadly infundibular, acute floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;