Stelis baudoŽnsis Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer


Common Name The Baudo Stelis [An area of the department of Choco']

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Choco' department of Colombia at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle third and 1 to 2 others about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, from a node below the abscission layer peduncle 1.2" [3 cm], rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, erect, strict, sublax, mostly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with tubular, obtuse, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying light green flowers with shortly pubescent sepals.

"This medium-sized, densely caespitose species occurs at a low altitude in western, coastal Colombia. It is characterized by a ramicaul shorter than an acute, elliptical leaf surpassed by a sublax, many-flowered raceme. The sepals are pubescent with the margins recurved, and the petals are 3-veined. The lip is a simple type A with a thick, smooth, shallowly sulcate bar. Vegetatively, S baudoensis is similar to Stelis divergens." Luer 2017

Synonyms Stelis amaliae Luer & R.Escobar 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 29 Luer & Escobar 2017 drawing fide