Stelis listrophylla Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia

Drawing by Carl Luer

LATE EARLIER

Common Name The Spade Shaped Leaf Stelis

Flower Size .12 [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador at elevations around 2100 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly cordate-ovate, obtuse, abruptly contracted below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and earlier fall on an erect, arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, congested, distichous, 3.2 to 7.6 [8 to 19 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2 [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts. and carrying yellow green flowers that can have rose colored sepals.

"Distinguished by the large, cordate leaves more than 4" [10 cm] wide and abruptly long-petiolate. The ramicauls are about 12" [39 cm] long. The many flowered raceme surpasses the leaf. The lateral sepals are deeply connate into a broad, shortly bifid lamina. The proportionally large, overlapping, semi-lunate petals are .12" [3 mm] broad. The lip is small with a sloping anterior surface. A three lobed callus is present on the dorsum." 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 2004drawing fide;

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