Stelis remulifera Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

Photo by M Rincon

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 101 Luer 2017

Full Shade ColdSpring

Common Name The Oar Like Stelis [referring to the ramicauls and leaves]

Flower Size .24" [6 cm]

Found in Tolima department of Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations around 3300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, long repent epiphtye with ascending, erect, stout, ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and another 1 to 2 below and about the abse and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to roundedm contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, rachis [3 to 3.5 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, secund,mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescnce with oblique, acute just shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying brown, sparsely long pubescet sepals and a yellow central apparatus with a rose colored bar.

"This small, creeping species is distinguished by the paddle-shaped leaves with short ramicauls. The inflorescence far exceeds the leaf with the peduncle about twice longer than the leaf. The pubescence of the sepals is fine and long. The petals are thin and single-veined. The proportionately large, oblong lip is .08" [2 mm] long. Below the middle the bar is replaced by a smooth callus, above the middle the lip is simply concave with thin margins." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 101 Luer 2017 Drawing fide;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 photo fide;