Stelis lorenae Luer 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Lorena's Stelis [Sra Endara Ecuadorian Orchid Species Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a long repent rhizome giving rise to erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheath below the middle and another below and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, flexible, loosely, to 4.4" [to 11 cm] long including the .08 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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