Stelis pixie Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

EARLY

Common Name The Pixie Stelis [As Luer states "for lack of anything better"]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Imbabura province of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul, congested, distichous, to 2.4 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with proportionally large, oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

"The sepals are unusually small to 5 veined and the tiny petals to be three veined. The lip proportionately shallow being only .3 mm deep. The bar contains a proportionally large glenion and the dorsum posses a centrla trilobed callus." 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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