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

Common Name The Askew Stelis [refers to the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, imbricating tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, distichous, flexuous, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively and distantly single, few 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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