Stelis pasminoi Luer 2017 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 100 Luer 2017


Common Name Pasmino's Stelis [Named for S. M. Pasmiño, co-collector of this species]

Flower Size .12" [2 mm]

Found in Putumayo department of Colombia at elevations around 3240 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, long repent epiphyte with ascending, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, secund, simultaneously many-flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as to shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying lilac colored flowers .

"This long-repent species of sect. Humboldtia is characterized by a long, congested raceme of small flowers that are similar to those of Stelis tritriangulata Luer & R.Escobar, except for being only half as large, and with the sepals being five-veined instead of three-veined. The triangular petals are similarly deeply concave below a thick, acute margin; and also the lip with an acute, triangular tip." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 100 Luer 2017 Drawing fide