Stelis multiflora Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

EARLY

Common Name The Many Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing, presumably caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul fascile of 5 to 8, erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with thin, broad, sd long as to shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy yellow flowers.

"Characterized by the 5 to 8 simultaneous, many flowered racemes with some of the smaller flowers of the section. The racemes reach nearly as long as the narrowly elliptic leaf. The sepals are fleshy with recuved margins, the petals are thin and concave and the lip is deeply concave anteriorly with the apex broadly rounded. " LUer 2004

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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

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

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