Stelis lapoi Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION HumboldtiaPhoto by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Lapo's Stelis [Ecuadorian collector of species]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on a solitary, erect, congested, distichous, 4.8 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from a node below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;