Stelis multiflora Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia

Plant and FlowersDrawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Many Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a fascile of 5 to 8, erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with thin, broad floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2004 drawing fide