Stelis patzii Luer 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 84 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Common Name Patz's Stelis [Named for César Patzi, collector of this species currrent]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz department of Bolivia at elevations around 2600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a tubular sheath from below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptcal, obtuse to subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 1.6 to 2." [4 to 5 cm] long, rachis 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, distichous, simultaneously many, many flowered inflorescence with obliqe, infundibular, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

" This caespitose species is distinguished by relatively large flowers for the small size of the plant. Expanded flowers with nearly free, single-veined sepals three millimeters long are borne in an erect raceme that far exceeds the leaf. The petals are membranous and also single-veined. The lip is shallowly subquadrate with a comparatively large glenion, and a truncate apex with a short, triangular apiculum." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 84 Luer & Vasquez 2018;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 151 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide;