Stelis sparsiflora Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sparse Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold 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, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, distichous, loosely, to 8.4" [21 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, probably mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

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

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