Stelis valladolidensis Luer & D'Aless. 2009 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foudantion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Rio Valladolid Stelis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, congested, distichous, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.


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