Stelis millenaria Luer 2004 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The 1 Millimeter Stelis [refers to the sepal length]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1950 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by short, tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2, arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, erect, sublax, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow green flowers.

" Closely related to S bicarinata, but it has twice larger vegetative measures and nearly thrice larger floral dimensions. The minute sepals of S millenaria are suborbicular, and .04" [1 mm] long, excluding the disheveled long-ciliate margin. The petals are single veined and the apex of the twice smaller lip is broadly rounded instead of shortly acuminate." Luer 2004

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator, Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator, Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide

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