Stelis variola Luer & R.Escobar

, Harvard Pap. Bot. 22(2): 110 (2017).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Harvard Papers in Botany. Cambridge, MA
22(2): 110
Date of Publication
31 Dec 2017
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
C.Luer, J.Luer & R.Escobar 6825
Norte de Santander, Páramo de Jurisdicciones, 2600 m
Collection Date
10 Feb 1982
Type Herbaria
holotype SEL
Distribution Of Types
Colombia (Western South America, Southern America)
Type Remarks
fl. in cult. at Selby Gardens 81-2647, from specimen collected on 10 Nov 1981

Nomenclatural Notes



doi:10.3100/hpib.v22iss2.2017.n2 the specific epithet is named for smallpox, the viral disease manifested by multiple, irregular, cutaneous lesions, referring to the unidentified substance seen in the sepals