Stelis orecta Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Nexipous Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Spread Out Stelis [refers to the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheaths below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2, erect, congested, distichous, to 8" [to 20 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;