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


Common Name The Little Brushes Stelis [refers to the little bristley flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Bolivar Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 2700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle another blelow the middle and 1 to 2 imbricating others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and early fall on 1 to 3, erect, strict, congested, secund, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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