Salpistele lutea Dressler 1979 SUBGENUS Salpistele

Side View of Flower

Photos by Dressler © and The Epidendra Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full ShadeCool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Spotted Salpistele

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Chiriqui and Chocle departments of Panama at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a more or less creeping, flexuous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, distantly, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from high on the ramicaul with an acute, oblique floral bract.

"Distinguished by the yellow-green sepals witha few brown spots, a shallowly concave dorsal sepal, a midlobe of the lip that may or may not be retrorse and a comparitively small, ovate or suborbicular surface at the apex of the column." Luer 1991

Synonyms Stelis lutea (Dressler) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis maculata Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 14(1): 8-10. 1979 drawing/photo on front cover not= S brunnea/article fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 drawing fide; Lindleyana 16(4): 264. 2001. as Stelis lutea; *Lindleyana 17: 99 2002 as Stelis maculata