Stelis alloinfundibulosa J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing of S infundibulosa by Carl Luer and Selbyana 30:66 Luer & Escobar 2009


Common Name The Funnel Bearing Stelis [refers to the sheaths of the ramicaul]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to acute, contracted below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an, erect, arising through a slender spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis 2.4" [6 cm] long, sublax, densely, mostly simulataneously many flowered inflorescence with conspicuous, dark red-violet, broadly infundibular, oblique acute obtuse, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"This species confined to western Colombia, is similar to Stelis powellii of Central America. Both species are characterized by an erect, distichous raceme with conspicuous, dark purple, funnel-shaped floral bracts, from which the purple flower protrudes. Stelis infundibulosa differs from the latter by a smaller habit, smaller flowers with pubescent sepals, and a rounded lip without the protruding calli of S. powellii." Luer 2009

Synonyms Stelis eucalypta Luer 2017; *Stelis infundibulosa Luer 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 30: 22 Luer & Escobar 2009

Selbyana 30: 22 Luer & Escobar 2009as S infundibulosa nom Illegal Drawing fide;

*Orchid Rev. 122: 77 J.M.H.Shaw 2014;

Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 39 Luer2017 as Stelis euclypta nom. superfl.