Stelis-maxima-2017-07-24

Stelis-maxima-2017-07-24





































Judging Center: Toronto

Award Number: 20161328

Award Date: February 13, 2016

Awarded As: Stelis maxima

This is NOT Stelis maxima Lindl., Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 15: 106 (1845).

If we look in our archives we have made two determinations and the plants do not match waht it is submitted.

A fast review of the files at WCSPF yields this additional entry for Stelis maxima

Stelis maxima (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 16: 264 (2001), nom. illeg.
This name is a synonym.
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Accepted Name: Stelis dapsilis Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 17: 99 (2002).

This is the synonym list:

Stelis dapsilis Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 17: 99 (2002).
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Homotypic Synonyms:
* Pleurothallis maxima Luer, Selbyana 3: 140 (1976).
Stelis maxima (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 16: 264 (2001), nom. illeg.
Crocodeilanthe maxima (Luer) Luer, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 95: 256 (2004).

I included the drawing for "Pleurothallis maxima Luer,' that appears in SOF.

Also this link in IOSPE : http://www.orchidspecies.com/pleurmaxima.htm

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