Stelis dynamica Luer & R.Escobar 2016 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing of by Carl Luer

Common Name The Dynamic Stelis [Refers to the robust habit albeit not large]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a single, arising through a slender spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm], rachis to 8 to 10.4" [20 to 26 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, mostly simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence with imbricating, oblique, much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellow sepals and a brown central apparatus.

"This robust, caespitose species is characterized by thick ramicauls with thick, elliptical leaves, and a long, congested raceme with floral bracts longer than small flowers. The sepals are broadly ovate and 5-veined. The lip is type A with broadly rounded apex." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 37 Luer 2017 drawing fide