Stelis dalstroemii Luer 2002 SECTION Stelis

Inflorescence Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Dalstroem's Stelis [Danish Orchid Illustrator and co-collector of species Current]

Flower Size .28" [7mm]

Found in Carchi and Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath on the middle third and another 1 to 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, strict, distichous, congested, tworanked, overlapping, 3.2 to 6.8" [8 to 17 cm] long, including the 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide;