Stelis protuberans Luer & Hirtz 2007SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Protuberant Stelis [refers to the bulging bases of the sepals]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by an evanescent, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating others below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, subdense, distichous, to 6" [to 15 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute, revolute margined floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 wrong drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;