Stelis pluriracemosa Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Several Raceme Stelis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador without elevational data as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 3 to 6, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, erect, congested, to 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long including the broadly flattened, .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few to many, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute,shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Characterized by an ovate, acute leaf and several, shorter, congested, simultaneous racemes. The sepals are long-villous; the petals are cellular-papillose and three veined and the type "B" lip is shallow and subquadrate with a broadly triangular apex, and with a convex callis filling more than the basal half. S millenaria is similar but the racemes are shoerter and fewer fllowered and the flowers are half the size with one veined petals." 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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