Stelis tobarii Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common NameTobar's Stelis [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a long, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3, imbricating sheaths towards the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, sublax, to 6.8" [17 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with infundibular, oblique floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide

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