Stelis seriata Luer & R.Vásquez 2018

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 106 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Common Name The In A Row Stelis [referring to the strict, secund raceme]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm

Found in Cochabamba departments of Bolivia at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, ascending-caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base, and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 1.6" to 2.4 [4 to 6 cm] long, rachis 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, secund, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish white flowers.

"This medium-sized, shortly ascending-caespitose species is distinguished by narrowly elliptical leaves that are surpassed by a slender, secund raceme of small flowers with antrorse lateral sepals. The petals are single-veined and semicircular with a narrow margin; the lip is reniform and concave below a narrow bar." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 106 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 158 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide;