Stelis coronaria Luer 2004 SUBGENUS Stelis Duque 2008 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Crown Stelis [refers to the rim around the central apparatus of the lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Carchi, Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the middle third and another 1 to 2 sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a strict, erect, 4 to 6 " [10 to 15 cm] long, congested, distichous, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus from below the apex of the ramicaul with short, tubular floral bracts and with opposite facing flowers

CAUTION The picture quality does not allow for a psoitive ID so please use with caution. The drawing is absolutely correct!


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