Stelis veraguasensis Luer 2001 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Veragua Stelis [a province in Panama]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Veragua Panama at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, subdense, distichous, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2 " [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 22(2): 126-127, f. 19 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz , A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;