Stelis mundula Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Neat Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, loose, tubular sheaths and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, congested, 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.


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