Stelis purpurina Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 91 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Purple Stelis [eferring to the flowers]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 2450 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath from below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, from below apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .08" [2 cm] long, rachis 1.6" [4cm] long, erect, distichous, congested, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying purple flowers .

"This little species has no distinctive character. It is characterized by a small, caespitose habit with an erect, distichous, densely many-flowered raceme of little, purple flowers. The two-millimeter long sepals are broadly obtuse and three-veined; the petals are single-veined with or without faint accessory veins at the base; and the lip is a simple type A." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 91 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 153 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide;