Stelis jamesonii Lindl. 1834 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Alexander Reynolds and The U Cal Davis Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name Jameson's Stelis [Scottish Chemist and Botanist in Ecuador 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 3500 meters as a small szied, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, tubular, inflated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a racemose, subdistichous, 2 to 8.8" [5 to 22 cm] long including the 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long peduncle, laxly, simultaneously several many flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;