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

Common Name The Scurfy Stelis [refers to the interior of the sepals]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found inPichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a ribbed tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate-oblong, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, lax, distichous, 1" [2.5 cm] long including the very short peduncle, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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