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

Common Name The Hairy Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .14" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a close tubular sheath on the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellitpical, acute, cuneate below into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on 2 to 3, erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescencearising througha spathe from an annulus from below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular 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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