Stelis ramulosa Luer & Dalström 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Branched Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2500 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized [each plantlet], cold growing, prolific epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender, prolific ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and 2 to 3 shorter ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, distichous, subflexuous, to 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 5, several flowered inflorescence from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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