Stelis steganopus Garay 1979 SECTION Nexipous

Another Drawing Drawings by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Web Footed Stelis [refers to the palmate synsepal]

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago and Pastaza Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into petiolate base leaf that blooms winter on an erect, congested, distichous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz, A Compendium Duque 2008 Drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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