Stelis hymenopetala Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION Stelis Photo/Drawing by Senghas/Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at he Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thin Petaled Stelis

Flower Size 1.2 [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 850 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowing below into the ill defined petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, congested, distichous, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has infundibular, 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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