Stelis sumacoensis Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Humboldtia Photo by M Gamboa and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sumaco Volcano Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevatiojns around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphtye with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a more or less arching to pendent, lax, to 4" [to 10 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3, several flowered inflorecence arising from below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, subacute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 Drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;

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