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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Pointed Sepal Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowing below into the indistinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an apical, erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long including the 1.2 [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, acute floral bracts.

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

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