Stelis lamellata Lindl. 1837 SECTION Stelis

Another Drawing

Another Drawing Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at he Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Lamellate Stelis [refers to the plate-like calli of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 3000 to 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with erect, slender, fasciculate ramicauls enveloped 3 to 4, ribbed tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, gradually narrowed below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, congested, secund, 4 to 8.8" [10 to 22 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Dialissa concaviflora (C.Schweinf.) Brieger 1976; Stelis altigena Schltr. 1921; Stelis arevaloi Schltr. 1924; Stelis calyculata Garay 1979; Stelis concaviflora C.Schweinf. 1942; Stelis millei Schltr. 1915;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as S concaviflora drawing ok; Fieldiana Botany Vol 33 1st Supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S millei drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;