Stelis pelycophora Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Humboldtia

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Bowl Bearing Stelis [refers to the synsepal]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carchi province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, loose, to 12" [to 30 cm] long including the 2.8" [7 cm] long peduncle, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers with light yellow sepals, purple petals and lip.

"Differs from others in the section Humboldtia by having the ramcicaul longer than the ovate, petiolate leaf and a loose, exceedingly long, soliatary raceme of successively flwoers. The dorsal sepal is broadly triangular and five veined. The synsepal id transverse with a deep, round concavity in the center. The petals and lip are not remarkable except that a solitary round callus occupies the dorsum of the lip." 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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