Stelis pisinna Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Tiny Stelis

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1100 to 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, repent epiphyte with ascending-erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and summer on an erect, arising from an annulus near the apex of the ramicaul, sublax, flexuous, to 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Characterized by its repent habit and narrowly elliptical leaves surpassed by a several flowered raceme of minute purple flowersw. The sepals are broadly ovate and pubescent; the petals are thin and single veined and the lip ids oblong, longer than wide and concave on the anterior surface." Luer 2004

Synonyms

References > W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera A Second Century of Stelis of Ecuador Epibator Ophidion Zootrophion Luer 2004 drawing fide;

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