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

Common Name The Wretched Stelis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, fasciculate ramicauls enveloped by 2 tight, tubular sheaths and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, congested, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus 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 XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide

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