Stelis succuba Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 112 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Overlapping, Obliquely Inserted Flower Stelis [referring to the raceme]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Cochabamaba department of Bolivia at elevations around 2550 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, arising through a spathe, flowering from the base, 1.6" [4 cm] long, erect, congested, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, longer than the the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

"The densely flowered raceme of this species is 1.6" [4 cm] long and mounted on the sheet with the raceme curved 180° downward in the only specimen known. Whether or not the curve is normal or an artifact is unknown. The length is also unknown, because a portion might have been preserved for pickling, but nevertheless the raceme is short, probably half the length of the leaf. The sepals overlap in a congested raceme. They are long-ciliate, long-pubescent near the margins; ovate; and connate near the base; the petals are proportionately large and single-veined; and the oblong lip is concave in the distal quarter." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 112 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 160 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide;