Stelis satyrica Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Satyr Stelis [A mythological woodland diety]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2750 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, superposed ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, arching, loose, distichous, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long including the .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus near the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;