Stelis asplundii Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION StelisDrawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name Asplund’s Stelis [Swedish Orchid Collector 1900’s]

Flower Size .12” [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold, prolific growing epiphyte with slender, erect, superposed ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, gradually cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 2, erect, distichous, congested, 4 to 7.2” [10 to 18 cm] long, mostly simultaneous many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

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

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