Stelis buccella Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Very Tiny Morsel Stelis [refers to the tiny flower]

Flower Size .08 [2 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a ribbed tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an, erect, lax, .08 to 1 [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .4 to .6 [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus 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 XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide

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