Stelis acrisepala Luer & Hirtz 2004 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Pointed Sepal Stelis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Loja province of Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowing below into the indistinctly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an apical, erect, congested, distichous, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long including the 1.2 [3 cm] long peduncle, mostly simultaneous, many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to Stelis schomburgkii of the Stelis aprica alliance but differs in the twice longer, narrowly ovate and acute speals, three veined petals and a proportionally longer lip." Luer 2004


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;