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

EARLY

Common Name The Tall Stelis [refers to the habit]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and 1 to 2 others above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 2, erect, congested, secund, 9.2 to 13.2 [23 to 33 cm] long including the 2.4 to 3.6 [6 to 9 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, obtuse 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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