Stelis haltonii Luer 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Halton's Stelis [American Orchid Enthusiast and CoCollector of species later 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Napo, Morona-Santiago and Loja Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 450 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramciauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms spring summer and fall on an erect, congested, disitchous, to 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 20: 348 Duque 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;