Stelis zigzag Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Zig Zag Stelis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 2750 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 2 to 3, erect to suberect, subcongested, distichous, flexuous, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long including the very short peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with oblique, dilated, acute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide

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