Stelis langlassei Schltr. 1920 SECTION Stelis Photo by Alexander Hirtz


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

Common Name Langlasse's Stelis []

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, congested, distichous to secund, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] peduncle, mostly simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, infundibular floral bracts.

CAUTION This species and S bicornis have been considered to be conspecific by many with S bicornis taking precendence but I follow Luer in separating them. Please see S bisserula as it as well has been considered conspecific.

Synonyms Stelis tonsoria Luer 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; 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 tonsoria drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;