Stelis septicola Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Fence Dwelling Stelis [refers to the indescisive relationship among the species of the genus]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Guayas Ecuador at elevations around 270 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a long, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the ill-defined, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, 4 to 6.8" [10 to 17 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide

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