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

Common Name Del Hierro's Stelis [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, comparitively stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, ribbed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the indistinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to suberect, lax, flexible, flexuous, 3.2" [8 cm] long, including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute floral bracts.


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