Stelis ciliolata Luer & Dalström 2004 SUBGENUS Stelis Duque 2008 Photo by © Marty and Dartfrog Forum

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name The Cilia Covered Stelis

Flower Size ,24" [6 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a singler apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 3, erect to suberect, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, subdense, distichous, several flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, with oblique, dilated floral bracts and carrying mostly simultaneously opening flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;

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