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

Common Name The Hairy Trachea Stelis [refers to the interior of the Flowers]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating others towards the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, congested, distichous, to 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with tubular, 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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