Stelis portillae Luer & Hirtz 2004SECTION Stelis Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Common Name Portilla's Stelis [Ecuadorian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Zamorea-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, congested, distichous, 7.6 to to 9.6" [19 to 24 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe and has transversely annular, broadly obtuse floral bracts and carries most of the flowers open simultaneously all held in 2 ranks.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;