Stelis dinoi Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Nexipous

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 39 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name Dino's Stelis [Named for Dino Menato of Chulumani who cultivated this species.]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender, incomplete ramicauls in herbarium and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 4 to 5, erect, arising through a slender spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, rachis 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, erect, slender, strict, crowded, distichous simultaneously many, numerous flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, just shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow colored flowers.

"This unique species is characterized by four or five delicate racemes about as long as the leaf with numerous, tiny flowers with single-veined sepals that are connivent in the only known specimen. No doubt the sepals part as they do in similar species with acute, single-veined sepals. The rounded petals are single-veined; and the lip is three-lobed with a triangular middle lobe, and larger, rounded, lateral lobes. The lip is like no others, but there is a vague similarity to the lip of that of Stelis enervis Luer & R.Vásquez ." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 39 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 137 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide