Stellilabium jostii is currently
being described by Dr. Dodson. It grew in wet forest undergrowth
near Mera. The flower is about the size of my fingernail,
and easy to miss in the complex vegetation. Perhaps the species
grows elsewhere but has been overlooked. It is very distinctive,
however, and cannot be confused with any other species of
There may be a second species
of Stellilabium endemic to the Upper Pastaza Watershed.
Dr. Dodson began to describe it as S. topoensis,
but the specimen was lost and the description never published.