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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Pretty Bracted Stelis [refers to the conspicuous floral bracts]

Flower Size .28 [7 mm]

Found in Morona Santiago Ecuador without locational data as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, lax, flexuous, 6.4 [16 cm] long including the 2.4 [6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with acute, oblique 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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