Stelis inquisiviensis Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 60 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Inquisivi Stelis [Named for province of Inquisivi where this species was collected]

Flower Size

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia at elevations around 2700 meters as a just miniature to small sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath from near the middle and 1 to 2 more about the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 1 to 3, erect, through a spathe from a node at or near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, rachis 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, erect, congested, distichous, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, oblique, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying dark purple flowers.

"This minutely flowered, medium-sized, caespitose species is characterized by a one to three distichous racemes about as long as elliptical-oblong leaves. The sepals are ovate, slightly acuminate and three veined as are the obovate petals. The lip is subquadrate with a triangular apex, a wide glenion, and a microscopically pubescent callus on the dorsum." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 60 Luer & Vasquez 2018

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