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

EARLY

Common Name The Hairy Lip Stelis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by loose, ribbed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, subflexuous, loose, 2" [5 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from an annulus 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 XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide

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