Stelis dissimulans Luer & Dodson 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Differing Stelis [refers to its similarity to S biserrula]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with ascending, slender, prolific ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect to arching, distichous, 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, densely mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique floral bracts.


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