Stelis undecimi Luer & F.Werner 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Eleven Stelis [refers to the nerves of the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2050 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a large, loose tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, conduplicate toward the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, stout, congested, secund, 14.8 to 17.6" [25 cm] long including the 4" [12 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from the base of the leaf with broad, tubular floral bracts with overlapping flowers.


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