Stelis ramosii Luer 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Ramos' Stelis [Ecuadorian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cotopaxi Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, lax, to 8" [to 20 cm] long including the 3.2" [8 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique, acute, acuminate floral bracts.


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