Stelis uninervia C.Schweinf. 1951

TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The One Nerved Stelis [refers to the single nerved sepals]

Flower Size tiny

Found in Cusco province of Peru in sunny rocky places at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with caespitose, sometimes in pairs, very slender stems with about 3 close, tubular sheaths, the uppermost separated and longest, and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblong, obtuse, shortly cuneate below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a fascile of 14 to 16, as long or longer than the leaf, flowers nearly to the base, about 3 to 5" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with inconspicuous, infundibuliform, acute, scarious, spreading, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts, and carrying very small, glabrous, pale yellowish white flowers.

Allied to S euspatha but has very different petals and lip.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 25 Schweinfurth 1951

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 15: 25 Schweinfurth 1951 Drawing fide;

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958

Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing fide;

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