Stelis tinekae Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 116 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name Tineka's Stelis [Named for the late Tineka Mulder of Wageningen, the Netherlands, co-collector of the species]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 2930 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, 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, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, erect, strict, secund, con-gested, simultaneously 6 to 8, several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying purple flowers .

"This small, caespitose species is characterized by narrow, elliptical leaves and a congested, secund raceme of overlapping flowers about as long. The dorsal sepal is ovate and acute, and distinctly longer than the obtuse, transversely ovate lateral sepals. The petals are three-veined, and the type A lip is smooth below the bar without a visible glenion, and a small, protruding, spherical callus is at the basal margin of the dorsum." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 116 Luer & Vasquez 2018

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