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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Fleshy Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath at the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, strict, distichous, to 4.8" [to 12 cm] long, including including the peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and oblique, 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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