Stelis embreei Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Humboldtia

Another View

Plant and Flower

Side View of Flower Photos by © Milan Vágner

Deep shade Warm Cool Winter Spring

Common Name Embree's Stelis [Original Co-Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 950 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by a tubular shaeth and another above and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a suberect, lax, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long including the 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] successively few, single flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Stelis Luer 2002 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide