Stelis fissurata Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Humboldtia Photo by Pieter Brouwer and his PBase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Fissured Stelis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, subdense, distichous, two-ranked, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing good

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