Stelis oreada Luer & Endara 2009SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Nymph Stelis [A name of a mythological mountain nymph]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tungurahua and Napo Ecuador at elevations above 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheaths below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on 1 to 2, erect, sublax, subflexuous, 3.6 to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, successively several, several to many flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus 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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