Stelis uniflora Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Photo by Mikael Karlbom and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Single Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, single flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


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