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

Common Name The Pacto Stelis [A Community in Pichincha Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose, spotted, tubular sheathon the middle third and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly ovate, coriaceous, acute, cuneate into the petiolae base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, disitichous, subdense, 4.8 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long including the to 2" [to 5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneouly many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, oblique acute floral bracts.


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