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


Common Name The Propagating Stelis [refers to the prolific habit]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivar Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, prolific, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, prolific ramicauls enveloped by an evanescent, tubular sheath near the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, distichous, dense, to 4.8 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts .


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