Stelis samaipatensis Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 104 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Samaipata Stelis [Named for Samaipata, the area where this species was collected.]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 2, erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, rachis 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, distichous, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying light green flowers.

"This caespitose species is known only from a collection by Dr.Luis Moreno near Samaipata in the eastern department of Santa Cruz. Small-flowered inflorescences are shorter than the leaves; the sepals are ovate, acute and single-veined, the dorsal sepal being narrower than the lateral sepals; and the petals are oblong and single-veined. The lip is ovate and acute, without a bar, but with a glabrous, triangular callus at the base." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 104 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 157 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide;