Stelis meganthera Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Disticha purpurescens alliance Duque 2008 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Large Anther Stelis [refers to the large anther cap]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Chirique Panama at elevations around 650 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-obovate, semi-terete, obtuse, apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, distichous, subdense, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Selbyana 22(2): 122124, f. 17 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;