Stelis diversifolia Luer & Hirtz 2007SECTION Stelis

Type Drawing #2 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Variable Leafed Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1450 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-subacute to broadly oblong-obtuse, narrowly to abruptly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect to sublax, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long including the 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide