Stelis secundosa Luer 2017

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 104 Luer 2017

Common Name The Secund Stelis [referring to the positioning of the flowers all to one side]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a small sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath on the middle third and another 2 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute , cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, rachis 6 to 6.8" [15 to 17 cm] long, erect, distichous, congested, secund, mostly successively many, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying light yellow flowers.

"This large, caespitose species is distinguished by one or two very crowded, many-flowered, secund racemes that equal or barely surpass a narrowly elliptical leaf. The sepals are pubescent and three-veined; the petals are also three-veined; and the lip is subquadrate and minutely apiculate with the bar low near the center and forked." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 104 Luer 2017 Drawing fide