Stelis siberica Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 107 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Common Name The Siberia Stelis [Named for the community of Siberia near where the species was collected]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz department of Bolivia at elevations around 2550 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, repent epiphyte with erect to ascending, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising through a slender spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .8 [2 cm] long, rachis 1.2" [3cm] long, erect, congested, secund, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying light yellow green flowers.

"This shortly repent species is distinguished by slender ramicauls borne by a slender, creeping rhizome; a narrowly elliptical, petiolate leaf; a congested, secund raceme shorter than the leaf; a subspherical synsepal with the veins prominent; three-veined petals; and an a type A lip. The lip is concave below a bulbous bar and within narrowly thickened margins to the acute tip." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 107 Luer & Vasquez 2018

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