Stelis wilhelmii Luer 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Wilhelm's Stelis [American Co-Collector of species]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, distichous, to 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow 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 XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide