Stelis dewildei Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Dewilde's Stelis [Dutch Ecologist current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia at elevations around 2150 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath on the middle third and 1 to 2 others below at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a single, arising through a slender spathe from a node at the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle less tha .4" [1 cm], rachis to 1.6 to 2" [3 to 4 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers .

"This caespitose species is characterized by a congested raceme about half the length of an ovate leaf. The flowers are broadly expanded with transversely ovate, 5-veined sepals that are connate to about the middle. The petals are thick, semilunate and minutely pubescent. The lip is type A with a large glenion and a round callus on the dorsum." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 34 Luer & Escobar 2017 drawing fide