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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Oar-Shaped Leaf Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, congested, distichous, 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicual 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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