Stelis wilhelmii Luer 2007 SECTION Stelis Drawing by Carl Luer

EARLY

Common Name Wilhelm's Stelis [American Co-Collector of species]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating basal sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, arising through a narrow spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, distichous, to 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying light yellow flowers.

"Vegetatively the acute, elliptical, petiolate leaves are similar to S tridentata but the flowers of S wilhelmii are minute with fleshy, ovate sepals that are shortly pubescent within. The transverse petals are single veined and the lip is obtuse and concave anteriorly." Luer 2007

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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

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

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