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


Common Name The Small Satyr Stelis [A mythological woodland diety]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 1250 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, slender to stout, prolific ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath above and 1 to 2 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 early summer on an erect, distichous, strict, congested, 2" [5 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle, more or less simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute, acuminate floral bracts.


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