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


Common Name The Large Petal Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Cocle Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and another art the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, distichous, subdense, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with inflated, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Selbyana 22(2): 124126, f. 18 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;