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

Common Name The Full Cheek Stelis [refers to the bar of the lip]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations of 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a descending to pendent, lax, 3.2 [to 8 cm] long, successsivly and distantly several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique infundibular, 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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