Stelis pelycophora Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Humboldtia Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Type DrawingDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Bowl Bearing Stelis [refers to the synsepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, loose, to 12" [to 30 cm] long including the 2.8" [7 cm] long peduncle, successively few, 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 , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;

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