Stelis globulifera Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Stelis Photo by Francisco Tobar and his Flickr Ecuador Orchid Photo Website

EARLY

Common Name The Globe Carrying Stelis [refers to the cellular callus]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous,broadly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on erect to suberect, slender, subcongested, slightly flexuous, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf with oblique acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV 2002 drawing fide;

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