Stelis ruprechtiana Rchb.f. 1850 Photo by Roberto Martins and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name Ruprecht's Stelis [German Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in southern and southeastern Brazil on rocky cliffs at elevations of 1100 to 1600 with trees as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, acute to subacute, cuneate below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms late fall and winter on an erect, distichous, slightly flexuous, laxly, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long including the 1.6" [4 cm] long, peduncle, mostly simultaneousl many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution!!!!

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 Drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 as S hoehnei drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing hmm; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 as S hoehnei drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 as S rubrechtiana drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra do Castelo [Espiritu Santo Brazil] Chiron & Bolsanello Vol 2 2013 photo not

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