Stelis petiolata Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION StelisDrawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Petiolate Stelis [refers to the leaf stem]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1850 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, strict, sublax, subsecund 4 to 7.2" [10 to 18 cm] long including the 2.4" [6 cm] long, mostly simultaneously 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 XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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