Stelis consors Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 35 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The In Common Stelis [referring to the similarity of physical features to those of other species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 1750 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 tubular sheaths about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 5, erect, through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, flowering from the base, .08 to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, nearly simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, inflated, as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying greenish white flowers.

"Vegetatively, this species resembles the variable Stelis hylophila Rchb.f. but it is distinctly different with well-developed stigmatic lobes. The minute flowers with white, non-recurved sepals and purple petals and lip are produced in a few, congested racemes with dilated floral bracts. The petals are single-veined, and the lip is a classical type A." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 35 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 135 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide