Stelis mnemonica Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION NexipousDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Remembered Stelis [refers to its similarity to others]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath near the middle and another 1 to 2 near the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, strict, densely congested, secund, to 6" [to 15 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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