Stelis membranacea Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Membraneous Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador without elevational data as a miniature sized epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, lax, distichous, subflexuous, 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 3 to 4, several flowered inflorescence arising throug a slender spathe near the apex of the ramicaul with broadly oblique, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;