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