Stelis madsenii Luer & Endara 2007 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Madsen's Stelis [Danish Co-Collector of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Loja province of Ecuador at elevations of 2800 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, arising through a spathe near the apex of the ramicaul, loose, subflexuous, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long including the .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying green to brown flowers.

"Compared to S atroviolacea but chaaracterized by a ramicaul shorter than the leaves and a raceme ususally about as long as the leaves. It is loosely several flowered with proportionally large floral braacts. The petals, concave below a thick margin and below a trnasverse callus are three veined. The lip is concave, but not deeply so, subacute with a thick margin and a bar with a glenion." 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;

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