Stelis barbimentosa Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Bearded Chin Stelis

Flower Size .16 [4 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitoseepiphyte with erect slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, congested, subsecund, 3.2 to 5.2 [8 to 13 cm] long including the .8 to 1 [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul with narrowly oblique, acute, as long as to longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Characterized by the narrow leaves exceeded by a slender, many flowers raceme. The elliptical sepals are similar and connate basallly, the petals are round and single veined and the lip is shallowly discoid. Like a stubby chin the portion of the column above the middle is shortly pubescent or cellular papilllose. The only other Stelis with a similar pubescnet colum is S intonsa. S discolor has pubescence on the shaft of the column." Luer 2007

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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

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

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