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

Common Name Madsen's Stelis [Danish Co-Collector of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations of 2800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, loose, subflexuous, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long including the .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe near the apex of the ramicaul with 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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