Stelis potpourri Luer 2009 SECTION Stelis

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Mixture Stelis [refers to the various morphological features]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing, densely ascending-caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout, fascicled ramicauls and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, congested, secund, 9.2" [23 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow to yellow brown flowers.

"The sepals of S potpourri are similar to S sacatta in spite of their being half the size and the lateral sepals being nearly free, while those of S sacatta are connate into a bifid synsepal. The sepals of both specis are convex with recurved margins beyond their connation into a short tube. The petals of S potpourri are membraneous, only minimally thickened on the margin. The lip is ovoid with a short, sharp apiculum. The bar is a distinct, transverse shelf that is broadly cleft into a deep excavation beneath. The dorsum is smooth and slightly concave." Luer 2009


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 drawing fide;