Stelis ciliatissima Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Very Ciliate Stelis

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 2 to 5, erect, subflexuous, distichous, .8 to 1.4 [2 to 3.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8 [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, many flowered inflorescence with oblique acute floral bracts.

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

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