Stelis majorella Luer & Hirtz 2009 SECTION Stelis

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Common Name The Little S major Stelis [refers to its being a smaller flowered Stelis Major]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago , El Oro and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces of southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and another 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 late summer and fall on a erect, from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, lax, subflexuous, 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] long including the .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few, several flowered inflorescence with dilated, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow, tan or purple flowers suffused with rose.

"Similar to S major but differs in the long-petiolate leaves, a loose, subflexuous raceme and considerably smaller flowers. The sepals are recurved, broadly ovate adn long ciliate and the central apparatus protrudes from the concave center of the flowers. The petals are rounded and concave, surrounding the column with an elongated shaft as found in S columnaris. The type "C" lip witha tall center of the bar witha glenion, fits beneath the column." 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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