Stelis anderssonii Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name Andersson’s Stelis [Swedish Late co-collector of species]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1700 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, erect, to 2.4” to 3.6” [6 to 9 cm] long including the .4” [1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with erect, oblique acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing good;

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