Stelis luteola Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Light Yellow Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations around 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and 1 to 2 others 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 on an erect, congested, secund, to 3.2" [ to 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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