Stelis decurva Luer 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Down Turned Stelis [refers tothe flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 3350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and another 1 to 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the indistinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, sublax, distichous, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long, including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively several, many flowered inflorescence from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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