Stelis morae Luer 1996 SECTION Stelis

Plant and FlowersPhotos by The Species Identification Task Force Website


Common Name Mora's Stelis [Sra Mora de Retana Director of Lankester and co-collector of species late 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Costa Rica without elevational data as a small sized, pendent growing epiphyte with pendent, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, pendent, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a pendent, distichous, cylindrical, dense, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Lindleyana 11(2): 103, f. 32 Luer 1996 Drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #4 2006 photo fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;