Stelis congesta Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Stelis

Another View Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name The Congested Stelis [refers to the densely flowered inflorescence]

Flower Size .14" [4mm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, congested, 1.6 to 2 .4" [4 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, crowded, successively several to many, densely many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from a annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique acute floral bracts and has several to many flowers open at any one time

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing good

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