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

Common Name The Lita Stelis [A town near where the species was encountered]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the middle third and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, sublax, 3.2 to 4 [8 to 10 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6 [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe 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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