Stelis gemmulosa Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Gem Covered Stelis [refers to the inflorescence and flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, flexuous, 2.4" [6 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly successively few, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI 2004 drawing fide

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