Stelis lorenae Luer 2007 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Lorena's Stelis [Sra Endara Ecuadorian Orchid Species Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, long repent epiphyte with a long repent rhizome giving rise to erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheath below the middle and another below and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul, flexible, loosely, to 4.4" [to 11 cm] long including the .08 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as to a bit longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white, suffused with purple flowers.

"Distinguished by the long repent, vine-like habit. The flexible, loosely flowered raceme bears conspicuous floral bracts. The sepals are broadly ovate, the petals are 3 veined and the triangular lip is concave before the bitumidous bar." Luer 2007

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 drawing fide;

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