Stelis flagellaris Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Flagellate Stelis [refers to the long whip like raceme]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations of 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath above the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect, congested, distichous, 7.2 to 10" [18 to 25 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus near the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, inflated, oblique obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;