Stelis corniculata Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Little Horned Stelis [refers to the petals and lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi and Sucumbios Ecuador in rainforests at elevations around 2700 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, long-scandent epiphyte with ascending, slender, not prolific ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, congested, distichous, to 3.2 to 7.2 [8 to 18 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2004 drawing fide; drawing fide;