Stelis situlifera Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Humboldtia Photos by Lourens Grobler

Full shadeCool ColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning [The Bucket Bearing Stelis [refers to the deeply concave synsepal]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped below by 2 shorter, loose, tubular sheaths and another larger in the upper half and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, loose, distichous, 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002;