Stelis dejavu Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SUBGENUS Stellata SECTION Concave S oblonga alliance Duque 2008

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 86 Luer 2017

Common Name The Deja Vu Stelis [an illusion that it has been seen before]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath above the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, narrowly obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2, erect, arising through a slender spathe from a node the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .6" [1.5 cm] long, erect, strict, congesteed, distichous, 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, simultanceously many, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

"This caespitose species with a couple of small-flowered racemes slightly shorter than a narrowly elliptical leaf, produces flowers reminiscent of Stelis oblonga (Ruiz & Pav.) Willd. The flowers with shortly pubescent, obtuse sepals, and the lip with a cleft bar and apiculate tip are similar, but the petals are thin and single-veined, instead of thick and three-veined." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 86 Luer 2017 Drawing fide