Stelis langlassei Schltr. 1920 SECTION Stelis

Another Drawing Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at he Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Langlasse's Stelis []

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southwestern Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1200 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, congested, distichous to secund, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] peduncle, mostly simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, infundibular floral bracts.

CAUTION This species and S bicornis have been considered to be conspecific by many with S bicornis taking precendence but I follow Luer in separating them. Please see S bisserula as it as well has been considered conspecific.

Synonyms Stelis tonsoria Luer 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 as S tonsoria drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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