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

EARLY

Common Name Lena Arnby’s Stelis [Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath from below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an apical, erect, loose, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long including the 2” [5 cm] long peduncle, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has short, tubular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

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

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