Stelis rotunda Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Type Drawing Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Round Stelis [refers to the sepals and lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, round, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, congested, distichous, to 1.6 to 2.6" [4 to 6.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively few, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe with tubular, inflated, obtuse floral bracts.


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