Stelis amabilis Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Beautiful Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 950 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, ascending-erect ramicauls with tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an apical, erect, dense, 2 ranked, to 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long including the .8 [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has conspicuous, oblique acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide

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