Stelis lueri Karremans 2019 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing of Stelis marginata by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 71 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name Luer's Stelis [American Physician and Botanist 2018]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1850 meters as a just miniature to small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, fasciculate, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others below the middle and about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 2 to 5, erect, through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, flowering from the base, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

"This species is related to the frequent, widely distributed Stelis hylophila Rchb.f. with similar, slender, fasciculated ramicauls and a few, slender many-flowered racemes that exceed narrowly elliptical leaves. The sepals are one millimeter long, acute, single-veined with thick, cellular margins; the petals are single-veined; and the lip is minute, smaller than that of S. hylophila, with a cleft bar and an elevated, smooth callus." Luer & Vasquez 2018

Synonyms Stelis marginata Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 nom. illeg.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 71 Luer & Vasquez 2018 as S marginata;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 146 Luer & Vasquez 2018 as S marginata Drawing fide;

* Lankesteriana 19: 284 Kerremans 2019