Stelis cotyligera Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Cup Bearing Stelis
Flower Size .2" [5 mm]
Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, lax, subflexuous, to 4 to 4.4” [10 to 11 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus below the apex of thge ramicaul with tubular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;