Stelis latimarginata Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Broad Margined Stelis [refers to the lip margin]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by a loose tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a solitary, erect, strict, stout, congested, distichous, 8.8" [22 cm] long including the 3.2" [8 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul and has broadly infundibular, dilated, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2004 drawing fide;