Stelis condorensis Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Cordillera de Condor Stelis

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2 to 3, erect, lax, disitchous, to 8.8 [to 22 cm] long including the .8 [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with tubular, obtuse, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying green flowers.

"Characterized by the large habit with ramicauls longer thanthe relatively long-petiolate, elliptical leaves. Two to three, sublax, many flowered racemes exceed the leaf. The dorsal sepal is anarrowly obvate and the lateral sepals are connate to near the middle constricting the central apparatus between convex inner sufaces. The concave petals are consequently crowded, pertially covering the stigmas without any part of the internal surface visible, A single, erect, rounded callis is present on the dorsum with the base behind it elongated." Luer 2004

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator, Ohidion Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator, Ohidion Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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