Stelis paulula Luer & H.P.Jesup 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Very Small Stelis

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, loose, flexible, flexuous, hairlike, to 4.8" [12 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique acute floral bracts.


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