Stelis brevissimicaudata Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Very Short Tailed Stelis [refers to the apices of the sepals]

Flower Size .08 [2 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an, erect, lax, secund, 2.2 [5.5 cm] long including the .4 [1 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence with just a few flowers open at any one time arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique acute floral bracts.

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

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