Stelis morganii Dodson & Garay 1980 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Disticha purpurescens alliance Duque 2008 Photo by Cloudforest Orchids and Cloudforest Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Morgan's Stelis [American Co-Discoverer of Species current]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador in very wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular, lightly expaned apically, acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrwoly elliptic, acute gradually narrowing into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, erect to suberect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, many flowered, racemose inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 328 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008