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

Common Name The Different Margined Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellipitical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, sublax [extremely congested towards the apex, 3.2 to 4 [8 to 10 cm] long including the 1 to 1.6 [2.5 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively 6 to 7, several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique, acute 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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