Stelis neudeckeri Luer & Dodson 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Neudecker's Stelis [German Co-Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 1450 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, prolific ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and another beneath the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on an erect, distichous, to 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle with ovate-cucullate, apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 66 Schlechter1921; Figuren Atlas - Orchideenfloren der südamerkanischen Kordillerenstaaten Schlechter 1929 draawing fide;