Stelis thoerleae Luer 2004 SECTION Humboldtia

Plant and Flowers Photos by Lisa Thoerle

Common Name or Meaning Thoerle's Stelis [American Botanist and Pluerothalidinae Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador near the Peruvian Border with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubualr sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, broadly elliptical, rounded apically, rounded below into the abrupt petiolate base leaf and blooms in the winter on an erect, loose, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1 [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively 3 to 4, several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus at the apex of the ramicaul, with tubular, oblique 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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