Stelis carta Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Close Cut Stelis [refers to the short pubescence]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender 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, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, loose, distichous, subflexuous, 4.8 [12 cm] long including the .8 [2 cm] long peduncle, successively few, several flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with obtuse, oblique floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide

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