Stelis paulula Luer & H.P.Jesup 2007 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Very Small Stelis

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender, ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul,loose, flexible, flexuous, hairlike, to 4.8" [12 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying cellular glandular within flowers with dull lught rose sepals and a red-purple central apparatus.

"Related to S semperflorens but it is a twice larger plant. S paulula is about .8" [2 cm] tall but the successively flowered raceme can reach 4.8" [12 cm] tall. The rachis is hair-like and flexuous. The sepals are .04" [1 mm] long, and wide and cellular-granular, the petals are three veined and the lip is notable for a small, protuberant, minutely pubescent glenion." Luer 2007

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 drawing fide;

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