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

EARLY

Common Name The Little Hedge Stelis [refers to the hedge-like row of ramicauls]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador 0on rocky cliffs at elevations of 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte with ascending, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, subcongested, distichous, slightly flexuous, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, tubular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide

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