Stelis euprepes Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing of by Carl Luer

Common Name The Charming Stelis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 3150 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, repent epiphyte with ascending-erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath on the middle third and another 1 to 2 below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in fall on a single, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm], rachis to 7.2" [18 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, acuminate, much long than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers with a yellow-green central apparatus.

"This long-repent species is characterized by slender ramicauls produced at intervals of about .8" [2 cm] along a stout, creeping rhizome. Elliptical, petiolate leaves are surpassed by a crowded, large-flowered raceme with acuminate floral bracts, and with the peduncle as long as the leaf. The lateral sepals are shallowly concave and connate to near the middle, but the apices are free and parallel, not in apposition." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 41 Luer 2017 drawing fide