Stelis adinfinatum Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Without End Stelis [refers to the continuous production of superposed ramicauls]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Antioquia? department of Colombia withot locational data as a miniature to just small sized, long-scandent epiphyte with ascending, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early winter on an erect, arising through a spathe from a node at the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm], rachis to 10" [to 25 cm] long, erect, arching, flexuous, distichous, successively several, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying light yellow flowers.

"This medium-sized species is distinguished by a longscandent chain of end-to-end ramicauls, a petiolate leaf, and an elongating, flexuous raceme with several flowers persisting at the summit. A ramicaul emerges together with the spathe and an inflorescence at the apex of each ramicaul. The sepals are 3-veined long-pubescent, the petals are single-veined, and the lip is a simple type "A"." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 27 Luer & Escobar 2017 drawing fide