Stelis subtilis Luer & Dalström 2004 SECTION Labiatae Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Dainty Stelis [refers to the raceme]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 2150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphtye with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and 2 to 3 others at the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, very congested, secund, to 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorecence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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