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


Common Name The Nambija Stelis [A Community in the Cordillera del Condor Ecuador]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an erect, congested, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus with obliquely infundibular, obtuse, floral bracts.


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