Stelis molaui Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Molau's Stelis [Danish Orchid Enthusiast and Co-Collector of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found inPichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and another 2 to 3 imbricating sheaths near the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 3 to 5, erect, congested, distichous, 5.2 to 6" [13 to 15 cm] long including the .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe near 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