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

EARLY

Common Name The Long-Hairy Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, strict, sublax, distichous, to 8" [to 20 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorecence arising through a rudimentary spathe 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 XXIX Luer 2007 drawing fide;

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