Stelis citrinella Luer 2018


TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 30 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Common Name The Citrina Stelis [refers to the yellow color of the flower, similar to the precious stone]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others below and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, erect, arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .8 to2" [2 to 5 cm] long, rachis 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, erect, subflexuous, congested, distichous, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as to longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"This species is similar to Stelis amethystina Luer & R.Vásquez, but differs by a coarsely caespitose habit, with more or less stout ramicauls. The elliptical leaf, with an acute or subacute tip is surpassed by a few, congested, many-flowered racemes of small, yellow flowers. The sepals are glabrous, and broadly ovate, the petals are obtuse and three-veined, and the lip is type A, concave anteriorly above an obtuse tip, and below a shallowly cleft bar and a glenion " Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 30 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 133 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide