Stelis longipetiolata Ames 1922 SUBGENUS StelisDrawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Long Petiolate Leaf Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2600 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, subobtuse and tridenticulate apically, narrowing below into the attenuate, long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the alter spring on an erect, slender, to 4" [10 cm] long overall, rachis 2.4" [6 cm] long, subdistichous, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising through a small spathe with wide, infundibular floral bracts .

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1281 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz Compendium Duque 2008 drawing ok;

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