Stelis debilis Luer 1981 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Weak Stelis

Flower Size .8" [2 mm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, lax, distichous, slightly flexuous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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