Stelis silverstonei Luer 2001 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Silverstone's Stelis [American at University del Valle Cali - Proffessor and codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Choco Colombia in cloud forests elevations around 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout, ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the ill-defined, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, loose, subflexuous, to 1.2" [to 3 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquideología Vol 22 #1 pg 62-64 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide