Stelis papulina Luer & Dalström 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Papulose Stelis [refers to the tips of the sepals]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, loose, subflexuous, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with broadly infundibular, obtuse floral bracts.

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

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