Stelis lasallei Foldats 1968 Drawing by Foldats

Common Name LaSalle's Stelis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by 2, tubular, upper one acute to acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, oblong, rounded and slightly emarginate with a small tooth, longly attenuate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to rarely 4, erect, peduncle very short, with a an ovate, acute spathe 1.48" to 4" [3.7 to 10 cm] long overall, shorter tha the leaf, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with scarious, cucullate, shortly acuminate to apiculate, shorter than the the ovary floral bracts and carrying relatively small, whitish colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 segunda parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;