Stelis schistochila Luer & Hirtz 2004

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


Common Name The Split Lip Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm 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, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, loose, 1.6" [4 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence with tubular, subacute floral bracts.


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