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


Common Name The Unshaven Stelis [refers to the pubescence on the column]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and 1 other at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 2 to 3, erect, somewhat arching above the middle, subcongested, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.


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