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

Common Name The Gland Bearing Stelis [refers to the cellular-glandular sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Azuay and Carchi Ecuador in scrub forests at elevations around 2800 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute to acute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to flexuous, sublax, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaenously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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