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

Common Name The Singular Stelis [refers to its having only a single veined petal within the section Humboldtia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, erect, subcongested, distichous, to 5.6" [14 cm] long including the very short peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus near the base of the leaf with oblique floral bracts.


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