Stelis juninensis Kraenzl. 1916SECTION Nexiopus Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Orchid photo Website

Full Shade Cool ColdLATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Junin Stelis [A department of Peru]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 1900 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with crowded erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular, imbricate, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, subcoriaceous, oblong to elliptic oblong, obtuse and tridenticulate apically, gradually narrows below into the petilolate base lef that blooms late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, much longer than the leaf, 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, arched, distichous, secund, many flowered inflorescence arising through an acute spathe and has navicular-cucullate, retuse at the base, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;