Stelis steganopus Garay 1979 SECTION Nexipous Photo by Alexander Hirtz


Another Drawing Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Web Footed Stelis [refers to the palmate synsepal]

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago and Pastaza Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into petiolate base leaf that blooms winter on an erect, congested, distichous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 Drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide;