Stelis saccata Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Dialissa Photo by Spiro K and The Greek Orchid Society Website


Common Name The Bag Shaped Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 3400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, congested, secund, 10 to 15.2" [25 to 38 cm] long including the 4" [10 cm] long peduncle, mostly suimultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide;