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


Common Name The Beaked Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Guayas Ecuador at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, contracted below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier winter on an erect, congested, to 4.8" [to 12 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.


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