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

Common Name Maduro's Stelis [Panamanian Nurseryman Finca Dracula Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Boca del Toros Panama without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a suberect, elongating, flexuous, lax, to 6.4" [to 16 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

Similar to S embreei but the lateral sepals are semi-connate into a shallowly concave, transverse synsepal with diverging obtuse apices instead of completely connate into a concave, broadly ovoid synsepal as in S embreei.


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