Stelis cochabambensis Karremans 2019 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing of S dasypetala by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 36 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Cochabamba Stelis [refers to the department of the orchids discovery]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and another tubular sheath below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 to 2, erect, arising through a fugaceous spathe from a node at the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 2.4" [6 cm] long, 2.4" [6 cm] long, erect, strict, secund, loose, simultaneously many, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is characterized by relatively stout ramicauls that bear a petiolate leaf and one or two longer, strict racemes of small flowers with a long, disheveled pubescence on the distal third of the sepals. The apical margins of both the sepals and lip are minimally thickened, but marked with irregular clumps of microscopical bits of a dark pigment. The petals are subcircular and single-veined, and the lip is subquadrate and thin with a low, indistinct bar with a glenion." Luer & Vasquez 2018

Synonyms Stelis dasysepala Luer & R.Vásquez 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 36 Luer & Vasquez 2018 as S dastypetala;

Selbyana 32(1,2): 136 Luer & Vasquez 2018 as S dasypetala Drawing fide;

* Lankesteriana 19: 284 Karremans 2019