Stelis synsepala Cogn. 1906 SECTION Labiatae

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Synsepal Stelis

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in wet tropical forests as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, strict, robust ramicauls enveloped completely by 2 to 4 tubular sheaths, and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ligulate-oblong, rounded and slightly emarginate, attenuate below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2, erect, arising through a short, ovate-triangular-acute, compressed spathe, peduncle 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis 2.8" [7 cm] long, erect, lax basally, congested above, mostly simultaneously, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying purple, glabrous flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Fl. Bras. 3(6): 556 Cogniaux 1906

* Fl. Bras. 3(6): tab Cogniaux 1906 drawing fide; Orchidsaceae Stels Sw A Compendium O Duque 2008 drawing fide;

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