Stelis coroicensis Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 36 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Coroico Stelis [Named for the community of Coroico, near where the species was collected]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1820 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 tubular sheaths about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 2, erect, from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, .08 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, simultaneously many, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, inflated, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow-green to rose colored flowers.

"This caespitose species has no distinctive feature, but a combination of morphological characters distinguishes it. The ramicaul is mostly concealed by a loose, tubular sheath; the elliptical leaf is acute and long-petiolate; the one or two racemes are about as long as the leaves; the sepals are obtuse, convex and pubescent within; the petals are three-veined; and the dorsum of the type A lip is covered with a dense, short pubescence." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 36 Luer & Vasquez 2018

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