Stelis humidensis Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Nicolas Guttierez

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The La Humido Stelis [where the type was collected]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middl;e and another 2 below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, corciaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolatre base leaf that blooms in the late summer on 1 to 2, arising through a slender spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle 1.6" [4 cm] , rachis 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, erect, distichous, densely many flowered inflorescnece with oblique, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bractsand carrying flowers wqith yellow sepals, and a green central apparatus.

"This caespitose species has no single feature that distinguishes it from other similar-appearing species. It keys out to Stelis medinae , but it differs from the latter by proportionately longer ramicauls; petiolate leaves; and broader, ovate, obtuse, glabrous sepals." Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 46 Luer & Escobar 2017

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