Stelis ekmanii Schltr. 1923 SECTION Stelis

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Common Name Ekman's Stelis [Swedish Botanist E L Ekman 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Oriente province of Cuba in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1325 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, shorter than the leaf ramicausl enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblanceoalte, obtuse, narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, peduncle about the length of the leaf, rachis secund, mostly simultaneousl many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, apiculate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying drak brown-purple flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Symb. Antill. 9: 60 Schlechter 1923;

Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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