Stelis discoidea Luer & Dalströem 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Discoid Stelis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza and Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, loosely, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 3, few flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with broadly infundibular, oblique 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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