Stelis zamorae Luer & Hirtz 2007 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

EARLY

Common Name The Zamora Stelis [refers to the location of the species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect, proportionally stout ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, flexuous, to 2" [5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than teh ovary floral bracts and carrying minutely short pubescent flowers with yellow sepals suffused with olive and a red central apparatus.

"Characterized by small obovate leaves that are exceeded by a lax, few flowered raceme. The sepals are broadly ovate and the petals are proportionally large with wide margins. The apex of the lip is round with a broad, cellular margin, the bar has a small glenion and a round callus sits on the dorsum." 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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