Stelis jubata Luer & R.Vásquez 2018 SECTION Stelis

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and Selbyana 32(1,2): 62 Luer & Vasquez 2018


Common Name The Crested With Hairs Stelis [referring to the tips of the sepals]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, rachis 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, erect, strict, congested, simultaneosuly many, many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, shorter to as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, purple flowers.

"This small, caespitose species of lowland Bolivia is related to Stelis ciliaris Lindl., a common species in Central America, but rarely found farther south. It is characterized by an erect, many-flowered raceme that reaches only about half the length of the leaf. The racemes of S. ciliaris are longer and commonly droop. The sepals of both species are ovate and three-veined with the tips long-ciliate. The petals of S. ciliaris are thin and single-veined, while those of S. jubata are thick and three-veined. The lip of S. ciliaris is pyriform, longer than wide, while the lip of S. jubata is rounded and more or less subquadrate." Luer & Vasquez 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 32(1,2): 62 Luer & Vasquez 2018

Selbyana 32(1,2): 144 Luer & Vasquez 2018 Drawing fide