Stelis stiriosa Luer & Dalström 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Icicle Stelis [refers to the white flowered raceme]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Imbabura Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with ascending ramicauls enveloped by 2 ribbed, plain margined tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to pendent, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a horizontal then pendent, sublax, distichous, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorecence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with broadly infundibular, acute bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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