Stelis jurisdicciensis Luer & R.Escobar 2017 SECTION Humboldtia

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Common Name The Jurisdicciones Stelis [Named for the Páramo de Jurisdicciones in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia where the species was collected]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 3130 meters as a small sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath on the middle third and 1 to 2 others below and at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, arising through a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .6" [1.5 cm] long, rachis 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, erect, strict, sublax, distichous, successively few, several flowered flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying yellow-green, glabrous flowers with the sepals paler that the central apparatus.

"This species from the Eastern Cordillera produces densely caespitose, slender ramicauls with acute, elliptical leaves, and one or two sublaxly flowered racemes about as long as the leaves. The dorsal sepal is ovate and 3-veined, the lateral sepals are connate into a shallowly concave, transversely ovate, obtuse synsepal. The petals are thin and 3-veined. The bar of the lip is thick, elevated, and shallowly sulcate." Luer & Escobar 2017


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Pap. Bot. 22: 50 Luer & R Escobar 2017 drawing fide