Stelis stigmatosa Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 107 Luer 2017

EARLY

Common Name The Remarkable Stigm Stelis [referring to the expanded, obique, stigma lobes]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia without elevational data as a miniature sized, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and another 1 to 2 below at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a single, , erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, rachis 4.8 to 5.2" [12 to 13 cm] long, erect, lax, distichous, successively 4 or so, several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with greenish white sepals with dense white pubescence on the interior surface.

"The habit of this species is similar to that of many: medium sized; a lax raceme exceeding narrow leaves; three-veined, pubescent sepals; and three-veined petals. The lip is type C lip with an apiculum, although it differs with the bar being replaced by a smooth, rounded callus that extends from the middle of the back surface to the middle of a front surface. It also differs with oblique, expanded stigma lobes that are confluent beneath the rostellum." Luer 2017

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 107 Luer 2017 Drawing fide

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