Stelis hallii Lindl. 1834 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Disticha eliator alliance Duque 2008 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Another Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name Hall's Stelis [English Orchid Collector in South America 1800's]

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

This ID is fairly uncertain in either photo.

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in montane forests on trees or moss covered rocks at elevations of 1200 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 close, tubular sheaths an carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear oblong to elliptic oblong to linear-oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute, narrwoing below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms on a solitary rarely 2, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, fractiflex, loosely many flowered inflorescence with infundibular-cucullate floral bracts

Synonyms Stelis gladiata Lindl. 1859; Stelis hallii var. minor C.Schweinf. 1951; Stelis stormii Luer & Endara 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as S hallii var minor; Fieldiana Botany Vol 33 1st Supplement to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007 photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S gladiata drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as S stormii drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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