Stelis cotyligera Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Cup Bearing Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising through a spathe with an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, lax, subflexuous, to 4 to 4.4 [10 to 11 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute, floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, purple flowers with glabrous sepals.

"Characterized by the loose, several flowered raceme of purple, non-resupinate flowers. The sepals are revolute with their bases connate into a cup from which the petals protrude. The lip is round and concave with thin margins." 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 Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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