Stelis hallii Lindl. 1834 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Drawing

Drawing by Oscar Duque

Drawing of S stormii

Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Colombia, Azuay department of 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, shorter to as ong as the ovary floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the small habit with elliptic leaves doubly exceeded by a densely many flowered raceme of small flowers. The broadly ovate sepals are not remarkable. The rounded, single veined petals are mostly composed of a broad transverse callus. The transverse lip is broadly oblong , much broader than long." Luer 2007 as S stormii

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 13 Lindley 1834;

Fol. Orchid. 8: 9 Lindley 1859 as S gladiata;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 18 Schweinfurth 1951 as S hallii var minor;

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 A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as S stormii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as S stormii drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Stelis of Ecuador Part IV Luer 2009 ;

Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide;

Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide;

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