Stelis acuminata Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Acuminate Stelis [refers to the sepals]
Flower Size .4" [1 cm]
Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an apical, erect, slender, strict, congested, subsecund, 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2.4” [4 to 6 cm] long peduncle, simultaneous, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has infundibular, acuminate floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;