Stelis glossulicles Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Humboldtia

Plant and flowers insitu Ecuador

Photos by Andreas Kay and his Ecuador Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Stelis Glossula Like Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia and Imbabura province of Ecuador at elevaions around 1350 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, strict, 4.8" [12 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, obtuse floral bracts and carrying imbricating, two ranked flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX 2007 drawing fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide