Stelis pedanocaulon Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Stemmed Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, subcongested, distichous, to 10" [to 25 cm] long including the 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2004 drawing fide;