Stelis sanluisensis Foldats 1968 Drawing by Foldats

Common Name The Sierra San Luis Stelis [A mountain and town in northern Venezuela]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Falcon and Carabobo Venezuela at elevations around 600 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, very thick, narrowly oblanceolate, subacute to obtuse, minutely tridenticulate, attenuate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, arising through an ovate, acute, concave spathe, 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


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