Stelis jorgei Luer 2017 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 96 Luer 2017

Common Name Jorge's Stelis [Jorge Giraldo-Gensini, co-collector of this species current

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and another 2 below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-oblong, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2 to 4, erect, arising through a spathe from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, erect, sublax, distichous, simultaneously, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying ascending yellow flowers.

"This slender species is related to Stelis furfuracea F.Lehm. & Kraenzl., both being characterized by narrowly ovate, nearly free, more or less antrorse sepals with irregular deposits of an unidentified material. The flowers of Stelis jorgei are smaller, and the parts of the central apparatus are less than half the size of those of S. furfuracea" Luer 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 96 Luer 2017 Drawing fide