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

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Little Fissured Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellitical, subacute, 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] including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence from an annulus from 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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