Stelis attenuata Lindl. 1859 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Attenuate Stelis

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, distichous, congested, 8 to 12 [20 to 30 cm] long including the 2 to 2.4 [5 to 6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from near the base of the leaf with thin, oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis eumeces Luer & Hirtz 2007; Stelis lindleyana var. carnosior C.Schweinf. 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as S eumeces drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Sw. A Compendium 2008 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009;

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