Stelis calantha Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website
Common Name The Beautiful Flowered Stelis
Flower Size .2” [5 mm]
Found in northern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, slightly flexuous, subdense, 1.2 to 1.8” [3 to 4.5 cm] long including the .4 to .8” [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with acute, oblique floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide