Stelis lugoi Luer & Endara 2009 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Lugo's Stelis [German collector of species Current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 100 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, lax, subflexuous, to 2 to 5.2" [to 5 to 13 cm] long including the .08 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence with dilated, acute, as long as to shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying purple flowers.

" Distinguished by the small spindly habit, very narrow leaves, a much shorter ramicaul and a longer raceme with prominent floral bracts. The widely expanded sepals are similar, broadly ovate withe the three veines clsed. The thickly margined petals are three veined. The type "A" lip has a prominent bar with a glenion." 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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