Stelis pusilla Kunth 1816 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

EARLY

Common Name The Small Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in very wet, montane cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching ramicauls and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect to suberect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Apatostelis minuta (C.Schweinf.) Garay 1979; Stelis alba Kunth 1816; Stelis apiculata Lindl. 1859; Stelis callicentrum Schltr. 1917; Stelis chabreana Mansf. 1926; Stelis citrina Schltr. 1920; Stelis elegantula Schltr. 1924; Stelis graminea Lindl 1859; Stelis herbiola Lindl 1859; Stelis lloensis Schltr. 1921; Stelis megahybos Schltr. 1915; Stelis microphylla Lindl. 1859; Stelis microphylla Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Stelis minuta C.Schweinf. 1942; Stelis myriantha Lindl. 1859; Stelis polyclada Lindl. 1859; Stelis scandens Rolfe 1907; Stelis tenuis Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as S citrina; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as S myriantha; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as S lloensis; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:28 Schlechter 1924 as S elegantula; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as S alba; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as S minuta; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as S alba drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as S chabreana; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Orquideas de Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 as S scandens; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 as S alba photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 as S chabreana drawing; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 as S megahybos; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 as S microphylla drawing ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 as S mimuta drawing ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 as S scandens drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 as S alba excluded species; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 as S lloensis excluded species;

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