Stelis uniflora Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

EARLY

Common Name The Single Flowered Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, arising from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, single flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a non-resupinate, purple flwoers with the sepals rimmed in white.

"There are at this time only two single flowered Stelis, one, S ann-jesupiae is in the section Himboldtia and then this one in Section Stelis.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Setlis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Setlis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 drawing fide ;

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