Stelis supervivens Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The High Living Stelis [refers to the habitat]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with fasciculate, erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, congested, secund, to .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorecence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, acute floral bracts with flowers that remain mostly closed and all encapsulate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 Drawing fide