Stelis palimmeces Luer & R.Escobar 2016 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer TYPE


Common Name The As Long Again Stelis [Refers to the Inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia at elevations around 2400 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another 1 to 2 below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellipical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 2, erect, from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle stout, 7.2 to 8" [18 to 20 cm] long, rachis 12 to 13.2" [30 to 23 cm] long, erect, distichous, strict, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying sparsely minutely pubescent, flowers without color details.

"This large, caespitose species is distinguished by stout ramicauls to 20 centimeters long; acute, narrowly elliptical leaves; and a stout, strict inflorescence to 30 centimeters tall with the peduncle about half the height. The sepals are broader than wide, three-veined, deeply connate, and with a sparse, short pubescence. The petals are thick with the transverse carina sulcate and bigibbous. The lip is type A with a transverse, minutely trilobed, dorsal callus." Luer 2016


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 21: 79 Luer 2016 drawing fide