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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Well-Formed Column Stelis

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellitpical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, congested, distichous, 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has 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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