Stelis condorensis Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Cordillera de Condor Stelis
Flower Size .12” [3 mm]
Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2 to 3, erect, lax, disitchous, to 8.8” [to 22 cm] long including the .8” [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with tubular, obtuse floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;