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

Common Name The 1 Millimeter Stelis [refers to the sepal length]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1950 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by short, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2, erect, sublax, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide