Stelis kentii Luer 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at he Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Kent's Stelis [American Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Tungurahua Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, lax, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long including the 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a minute spathe within a cauline sheath with infundibular, oblique acute floral bracts.

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

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