Stelis carnosipetala Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 26 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Fleshy Petal Stelis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 1750 to 1850 meters as a mini-minature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, without a spathe at apex of the ramicaul, distant, flexuous, peduncle 2 to 2.4" rachis .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively single, 6 or so flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute,as long as the ovaryfloral bracts.

"The flexuous, several-flowered racemes of this little, caespitose species produce relatively large, rose colored flowers successively, usually only one at a time. The sepals are broad, obtuse and multiveined. The apices of the petals are broadly rounded with a very broad, thickened margin that extends nearly to the base where it abruptly terminates, exposing the bases of the three veins. The anterior surface of the type A lip is smooth, while a rounded callus is on the dorsum." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 27 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 132 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide