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

Common Name Humboldtia's Stelis [refers to the small habit of this plant in the section Humboldtia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramciauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, lax, disitchous, to 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 22(2): 122, f. 16 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;