Stelis ingridiana Luer & Hirtz 2004 SUBGENUS Humboldtia Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name Ingrid's Stelis [Wife of Ecuadorian Nurseryman Jose Portilla current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations aound 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early fall on an erect, lax, distichous, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus, below the apex of the ramicaul, with oblique, acute floral bracts.

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

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