Stelis norae Foldats 1968 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Nora's Stelis [Mrs Dunsterville Orchid Collector later 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador in tropical and lower montane cloud forests at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with prostrate to ascending ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the mid winter to late spring on a horizontal, arching to erect, congested, distichous, fractiflex, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long peduncle, successively several, many flowered inflorescence with. acuminate, dilated floral bracts and carrying pink flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 as S concinna drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S concinna drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 329 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque drawing fide