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

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Common Name The Snowy Stelis [refers to the flowers color]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Sucumbios Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, erect, congested, secund, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with dilated, 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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