Stelis lilliputana Luer & F.Werner 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Lilliputian Stelis [refers to the small plant habit]

Flower Size .08 [2 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls fasciled with common sheaths and enveloped by 1 to 2, loose, acuminate apically tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellipitical, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, subdense, subflexuous, distichous, ,4 to .6 [1 to 1.5 cm] long including the .08 [2 mm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising througha spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acuminate floral bracts.


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