Stelis attenuata Lindl. 1859 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Attenuate Stelis

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Colombia and Imbabura province of Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, distichous, congested, 8 to 12 [20 to 30 cm] long including the 2 to 2.4 [5 to 6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from near the base of the leaf with thin, oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis eumeces Luer & Hirtz 2007; Stelis lindleyana var. carnosior C.Schweinf. 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Fol. Orchid. 8: 2 Lindley 1859;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10: 120 Schweinfurth 1942 as S lindleyana var carnosior;

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX 112: 30 A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as S eumeces drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Stelis Sw. A Compendium 2008 drawing fide;

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

Harvard Pap. Bot. 23: 26 Luer & Escobar 2018 as S eumeces Drawing fide