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


Common Name The Tiny Stelis

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ascending-erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on an erect, sublax, flexuous, to 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus near the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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