Stelis dissidens Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 89 Luer 2017


Common Name The Differing Stelis [referring to unusual vegetative and floral morphology]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Chocó department of Colombia without locational data as a small sized, densely caespitose epiphyte with relatively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle third and 1 to 2 others below at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate and conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 3, erect, arising through a slender spathe from a node the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, erect, 6.8 to 10.8" [17 to 27 cm] long, strict, subcongested, distichous, mostly simultanceously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying purple flowers.

"This large species is characterized by acute, ellipticalovate leaves that are conduplicate below into a long petiole. The racemes are crowded with medium-sized, non-resupinate flowers with convex, pubescent sepals. The dorsal sepal is five-veined, the lateral sepals, four-veined. The apex of the lip is concave and broadly rounded with a minute apiculum." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 89 Luer 2017 Drawing fide