Stelis tenuifolia Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Slender Leafed Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 3, erect, slender, subdense, distichous, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a 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 XXIV Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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