Stelis matula Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Nexiopus Duque 2008 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name The Chambered-Pot Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations of 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-oblong, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, subcongested, 2.4 to 2.8' [6 to7 cm] long, secund, many flowered, racemose inflorescence subtended by a spathe and arising through an annul,us shortly below the apex of the ramicaul with tuublar, acute floral bracts with the majority of the flowers open simulataneously


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide