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

Common Name The Sheathed Stelis [Refers to the ramicauls]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 large, loose sheaths and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, strict, distichous, 4.4 [11 cm] long including the 1.2 [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, acute 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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