Stelis perpusilliflora Cogn. in I.Urban 1909 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Concave S aprica Alliance Photo by Jose Alicea and his Puerto Rican Biodiversity Flickr Website

Inflorescence Photo by The AEVA Le Toto-Bois Website

Inflorescence Photo by Claudine and Piere Guezennec and The Imagers De Guadeloupe Orchid Website

Common Name The Very Small Flowered Stelis

Flower Size minute

Found in The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Leewards and the Windward Islands in montane forests at elevations around 650 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls with a distinct median sheath and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate to oblong obovate, acute to obtuse, basally tapering into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to 4, erect, sessile, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; AN Orchid Flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchidaceae Stelis , A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok