Stelis delicata Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Dainty Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, very slender ramicauls enveloped by close, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to arching, subdense, 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, including the 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has infundibular, oblique, acute floral bracts.

"Characterized by slender ramiucals and acute, narrowly elliptical, long petiolate leaves that far esceeded b ya slender, successively flowered raceme. The broadly ovate sepals are connate to near the middle, the dorsal sepal being slightly larger. The petals are proportionally large, hemisheric and cellular-papillose. The type "A" lip has a well developed glenion and a rounded callus on the dorsum." 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 2007 drawing fide;

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