Stelis discophylla Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Ecuador Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Subcircular Stelis [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, congested, distichous, .6" [1.5 cm] long including the .32" [8 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 3, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with broadly infundibular, oblique, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide