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

Common Name The Calyptrate Stelis [refers to the sepaline cup filled with the central apparatus]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, sublax, subflexuous, 1.4 [3.5 cm] long including the .2 [5 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising from below the apex of the ramicaul with 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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