Stelis undulata Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Stelis Photo by Fransisco Tobar and his Ecuador Orchids Flickr Photo Website

Common Name The Undulate Stelis [refers to the inflated floral bract]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose, loose tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, congested, secund, 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence arising through an inconspicuous spathe from the base of the leaf with large, oblique, obtuse, dilated, undulate floral bracts.


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