Stelis entrichota Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Humboldtia

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Hairy Stelis [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .14" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a close tubular sheath on the middle third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellitpical, acute, cuneate below into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on 2 to 3, arising through a spathe from an annulus from below the apex of the ramicaul, erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with tubular, shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying purple-brown flowers.

"Distinguished by 2 to 3 racemes crowded with many small flowers that eventually surpass the narrow, long-petiolate base leaf. The sepals are similar, ovate and loosely long-pubescent as seen in S flexuosissima. The petals are obtuse and the type "A" lip has a longitudinal glenion." 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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