Stelis eustylis Luer & Hirtz 2007

SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Well-Formed Column Stelis

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellitpical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, congested, distichous, 2.8 to 5.6" [7 to 14 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

" Silimlar to S columnaris , a long-repent species but S eustylis is distinguished by the caespitsoe habit with larger leaves, minutely pubescent sepals with capitate hairs instead of verrucae and much largerpetals that surround the column and lip. The lip is circular, discoid and shallowly concave with a long glenion. The shaft of the column is also elongate, but is stouter and the rostellar flap is shorter." 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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