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


Common Name The Pixie Stelis [As Luer States "for lack of anything better"]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, congested, distichous, to 2.4 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul with proportionally large, oblique, acute floral bracts.


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