Stelis jatunyacuensis Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Humboldtia Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Jantunyacu Stelis [A river near where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador at elevations around 650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, lax, flexuous, 4" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the 2" [1 to 1.2 cm] peduncle, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence with broadly oblique acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying gapind dark red flowers.

"Most similar to S patens but the 2 to 5 flowers borne in a loose, flexuous raceme that nearly equals the leaf in length. The small dark red flowers are fleshy. The erect dorsal sepal is broadly ovate and five-veined, the petals have broadly thickened margins and are three veined and the lip is shallowly concave anteriorly with the obtuse margin broadly thickened and with a densely pubescent, orbicular callus on the dorsum." Luer 2009

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Stelis of Ecuador Part IV Luer 2009

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Stelis of Ecuador Part IV Luer 2009 drawing fide;

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