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

Common Name The Reminding Stelis [refers to its similarity to others in the section Humboldtia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, strict, subcongested, subsecund, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, obtuse floral bracts.

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

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