Stelis peculiaris Karremans 2019 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing of P praecipua nom illegal by Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 87 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Peculiar Stelis [referring to the lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1820 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect to suberect, from within the sheath from near or at the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .12" [3 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [4 cm] long, erect, congested, secund, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with oblique, infundibular, dilated as long as the floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers .

"This small, caespitose species is similar to many others with araceme that exceeds the leaf. The floral bracts are dilated; the sepals are broadly ovate, obtuse and three-veined; the petals are thin, concave and three-veined; and the lip has a broad, smooth, slightly elevated callus that curves forward and downward from the base to the concavity within the rounded apex." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 87 Luer & Vasquez 2018 as S praecipua

Selbyana 32(1,2): 152 Luer & Vasquez 2018 as S praecipua Drawing fide;

* Lankesteriana 19: 284 Karremans 2019