Stelis janus Luer & Hirtz 2007SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Janus Stelis [Greek God with two opposing faces, refers to the flowers positioning]

Flower Size .2 [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, rounded apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, strict, distichous, dense, 4" [10 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has broadly tubular, obtuse 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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