Lepanthes stelidipetala Luer 1996 SECTION Lepanthes SUBSECTION Lepanthes SERIES Elongatae 1993 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Stelis Petaled Lepanthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamore-Chinchipe Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 5, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with minimally dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a slender, erect, loose, distichous, 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XIV Luer 1996 drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 88 Lepanthes and affiliates Dodson & Luer 2011 drawing fide

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