Stelis adinostachya Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Crowded Inflorescence Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an apical, erect, dense, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6 [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneous, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute, floral bracts.

"Characterized by the densely casespitose habit with narrowly elliptical leaves slightly exceeded by the racemes. The peduncle is about as long as the rachis which is densely packed with overlapping flowers in two opposite ranks. The sepals are broadly ovate and pubescent. The petals and lip are not remarkably distinct." Luer 2007

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007drawing fide;

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