Stelis rudolphiana Luer & Sijm 2011 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Rudolph's Stelis [Son of Tom Sijm Dutch Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in San Marin department of Peru at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a single, prostrate, arising from a node on the ramicaul, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying a white pubescent flower with rose purple sepals , and a purple central apparatus.

"Characterized by a small habit, a prostrate peduncle with a single, non-resupinate, rose purple flower, broad, obtuse, long ciliate sepals and a semilunate purple petals and lip." Luer & Sijm 2011


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 16[2]:355 Luer & Sijm 2011 drawing fide