Stelis lynniana Luer 2007 SECTION Nexipous Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Lynn's Stelis [American Orchid Pleurothallidinae enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Most likely found in southern Ecuador and without exact locational data as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath belwo the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, congested, distichous, opposingly two ranked, to 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long including the less than .4" [less than 1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below 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;