Stelis lynniana Luer 2007 SECTION Nexipous

Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Lynn's Stelis [American Orchid Pleurothallidinae enthusiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia and in Ecuador without exact locational data as a miniature to small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath belwo the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, congested, distichous, opposingly two ranked, to 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long including the less than .4" [less than 1 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying dark purple flowers.

"Similar to S picea but characterized by a narrowly elliptical leaf that is more or less equalled in length by a crowded raceme of overlapping, opposite facing, purplsh flowers. The broadly elliptical dorsal sepal is larger than the combined, triangular lateral sepals. The petals are obscurely single veined with the margin broad and longitudinally concave. The li pis cuneate with a shallowly concave, acute apex and a protruding glenion on the margin of the bar." Luer 2007

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 drawing fide;

Harvard Pap. Bot. 23: 155 Luer & Escobar 2018 drawing fide

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;

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