Stelis capsula Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Labiatae Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

EARLY

Common Name The Little Box Stelis [refers to the semi-closed sepals]

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect,strict, secund congested, 4.8 [12 cm] long including the 1.6 [4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, infundibular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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