Stelis pan Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Pan's Stelis [Greek mythological god of forests and Satyrs]]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, thickly coriaceous, acute, cuneate into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, disitichous, dense, 14" [to 35 cm] long including the to 4.6" [to 9 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneouly many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with close, tubular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;