Stelis milagrensis Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Plan de Milagro Stelis [a community in southeastern Ecuador]

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-minature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 sheaths lower down and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, strict, congested, to 5.2" [13 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide

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