Stelis ingridiana Luer & Hirtz 2004 SUBGENUS Humboldtia

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence

Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by , Carl Luer

to EARLY

Common Name Ingrid's Stelis [Wife of Ecuadorian Nurseryman Jose Portilla current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations aound 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early fall on an erect, lax, distichous, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus, below the apex of the ramicaul, with oblique, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts light yellow flowers with a purple central apparatus.

"Charcterized by stout ramicauls produced along a stout, shortly creeping rhizome. A long, loose, distichous, many flowered raceme surpasses the large, long-ptiolate leaf. The dorsal sepal with revolute sides of the gaping flower is noticeably longer than the synsepal. The transcverse petals are thin and broadly obtuse. The lip with a round apex is dissthinguished by a prominent, protubrant, minutely cleft bar, shallowly concave below and with a round callus on the dorsum." Luer 2004

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 2004drawing fide

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