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

Common Name The Fringed Stelis [refers to the sepal margins]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on loose, erect, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4cm] long, including the .6" [ 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few, flowered inflorescence arising from a node below the apex of the ramicaul and has infundibular, obtusefloral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;

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