Stelis inflata Luer 2007 SECTION Humboldtia

Type Drawing Photo/Drawing by Duque and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Inflated Stelis [refers to the synsepal]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Cotopaxi Ecuador at elevations around 2425 meters as a miniature sized [each plantlet], cold growing, prolific epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped below the middle by a tubular sheath and 1 other at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on 2, erect,congested, distichous, 4.4 to 5.2" [11 to 13 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute floral bracts.

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

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