Stelis humboldtina Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Humboldtia's Stelis [refers to the small habit of this plant in the section Humboldtia]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing. long-scandent epiphyte with erect, slender ramciauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, lax, disitchous, to 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul and has oblique, acute, much longer than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with a pale purple dorsal sepal and greenish lateral sepals.

"Characterized by the long climbing habit with long, stout ramicauls bearing broadly elliptic leaves far surpassed by a loose multiflowered raceme. The dorsal sepal and concave synsepal are multiveined, the petals are crescentiform with a thickened margin and the lip is obtuse with a glenion and abroad callis on the sorsum." 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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