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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Long Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an arching, suberect, sublax, subflexuous, to 14" [35 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with 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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