Stelis acaroi Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Acaro’s Stelis [Ecuadorian Co collector of species]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 800 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, sessile, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an apical, erect, sublax, secund, 9.1" [23 cm] long including the 3.2” [8 cm] long peduncle, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has short, obtuse floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;

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