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

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Common Name The Little Trifle Stelis [refers to the plant size]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Napo and Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and late spring on an erect, distantly, to .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from 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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