Stelis capijumensis Luer & Toscano 2012


TYPE Drawing by Luer & Toscano


Common Name The Fazenda Capijuma Stelis [where the species is cultivated]

Flower Size .12" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in the Serra do Castello at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, relatively slender ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 basal, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, arising through a spathe near the apex of the ramicaul, more or less curving, congested, distichous, peduncle .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long, 2 to 3.6" [5 to 9 cm] long overall, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, obtuse, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying light yellow green flowers. .

"This species, superficially similar to Stelis papaquerensis Rchb.f., differs with unguiculate, single-veined petals, and a lip with the dorsum filled with a broad, low callus." Luer & Toscano 2012


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 307315 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Carlyle A. Luer1 and A. L. V. Toscano de Brito 2012 drawing fide