Stelis veracrucensis Solano 1993


TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/ TYPE Drawing by R Solano and The Herbario AMO Website

Common Name The Veracruz Stelis

Flower Size .14 to .18" .[3.5 to 4.5 mm]

Found in Veracruz, Puebla and Oaxaca states of Mexico in in high evergreen and other cloud forests at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose to shortly repent epiphyte with short, erect stems carrying an erect, linear-elliptic to linear-oblanceolate, obtuse, attenuate gradually below into the thin, corrugated petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on an erect, racemose, peduncle short to less than .8" [2 cm] long, arising through a basal, conduplicate, narrowly triangular, acuminate spathe and a obliquely infundibuliform, narrow at the base, obtuse, shortly apiculate, wide mouthed, membraneous bract above, slightly longer than the leaf, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long overall, rachis erect, about as thin as the peduncle, zig-zag, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with obliquely infundibularform, acute, shortly apiculate, wide mouthed, carinate along the mid vein, membraneous floral bracts and carrying small, 2 ranked flowers all held on one side of the inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* ORQUIDEA (MEX.) 13(1- 2) 102 Solano and Soto Arenas . DICIEMBRE 1993 drawing fide