Stelis peduncularis Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Remarkable Peduncle Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, very congested, slender, to 6" [to 15 cm] long including the 4 " [10 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique acute floral bracts.


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