Stelis lugoi Luer & Endara 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name Lugo's Stelis [German collector of species Current]
Flower Size .16" [4 mm]
Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 100 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others 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 fall on an erect, lax, subflexuous, to 2 to 5.2" [to 5 to 13 cm] long including the .08 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with dilated, acute floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;