Stelis majorella Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis

Another Drawing Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Little S major Stelis [refers to its being a smaller flowered Stelis Major]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another 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 late summer and fall on a erect, lax, subflexuous, 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence 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;