Stelis aequoris Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Flat Stelis [refers to the gaping flower

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath enveloping the middle third and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the slender, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an apical, erect, loose, 5.2 to 5.6" [13 to 14 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6 [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, infundibular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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