Stelis ibischiorum Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 59 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Ibish's Stelis [Named for Pierre Ibisch, presently Professor of Ecology, Eberswalde University, Germany, and Claudia Ibisch, co-collectors of this species]

Flower Size

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 2100 meters as a just miniature to small sized, cold growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubular sheath from below the middle and 2 to 3 more about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly oblong, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, through a slender spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, pedunclce 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, rachis 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, subsecund, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers wqth yellow white sepals that are purple a the tips, yellow petals and a yellow lip.

"This strong species is characterized by a thick, ascending, repent rhizome; stout ramicauls with loose, tubular sheaths; an oblong leaf; and a tall, simultaneously flowered raceme with large floral bracts. The flowers are medium-sized with proportionately small petals and lip. The petals are three-veined, and the lip is type A with a glenion descending from the bar and extending backward onto the dorsum." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 59 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 143 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide