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

Common Name The Strictest Stelis [refers to the very straight inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye 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 slender petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2 to 3, erect, straight, distichous, subdense, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long including the 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorecence arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute bracts.

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

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