Stelis caroliae Luer 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name Carol’s Stelis [Ms Lindberg, American Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .2” [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, strict, secund, loosely flowered below, congested above, 4.8” [12 cm] long including the 1.6” [4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from through a vestigal spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with obtuse, oblique floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide

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