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

Common Name The Hollowed Out Tongue Stelis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath at the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, distichous, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, 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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