Stelis immodica Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Luer

Common Name The Beyond Bounds Stelis [refers to the broad margin of the petals]

Flower Size .8 [2 mm]

Found in Esmeraldas province of Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped in the middle third by a tubular sheath and 1 to 2 shorter others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising through a spathe, strict, secund, 2 to 2.8" [17 cm] long including almost non-existent peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence with infundibular, oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with purple sepals and a brown central apparatus.

"Distinguished by the medium sized, caespitose habit with a many flowered raceme that exceeds the leaf. The lowest flower is produced from the very bottom. The raceme is laxly flowered below the middle but becomes densely flowerd above with the flower size much reduced. The lateral sepals are markedly oblique and half the size of the dorsal sepal. The most unusual petals are proportionally large and round with the margin so broad that it occupies the entire surface except for the narrowly concave base. The lip is triangular with an acute, slightly incurved tip." Luer 2004

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* "Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenera Acianthera A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004

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

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