Stelis medinae Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name Medina's Stelis [Ecuadorian Co-Collector of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, strict, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" ['2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2004 drawing fide

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