Stelis venosa Luer & Endara 2004 SECTION HumboldtiaDrawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Veined Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Canar Ecuador at elevations around 2600 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheathabove the middle and 2 to 3 othersat the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, subcongested,distichous, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long including the 2.4 " [6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide