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


Common Name The Zamora Stelis [refers to the location of the species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, proportionally stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, flexuous, to 2" [5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from a node 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