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

Common Name The Hairy Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 3300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a short, tubular sheath just below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate, acute, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 2 to 3, erect, strict, distichous, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously, densely 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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