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

Common Name The Dainty Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, very slender ramicauls enveloped by close, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to arching, subdense, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, including the 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has infundibular, 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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