Stelis vesca Luer & Hirtz 2002 SECTION Stelis

Another Drawing Drawings by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name The Little Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1650 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, subflexuous, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .4 to .6 " [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, loosely successively 2, few flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Stelis aliquantula Luer & Hirtz 2007; Stelis orbiculata Luer & Endara 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as S aliquantula drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as S orbiculata drawing fide

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