Stelis exquisita Luer 2009SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Choice Stelis

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, congested, secund, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, obtuse floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide

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