Chysis addita Dressler 2000 Photo by y.chysis and Flickr Orchid Website

Part shade Cool LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Added Chysis [refers to the appendix between the column foot and the lip]

Flower Size 1.6" [4.5 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico to northwestern Guatemala at elevations around 1250 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, caespitose, clavate, long-stipitate stem carrying several elliptic, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a pendent, peduncle 4.8 to 5.2" [12 to 13 cm] long, 6" [15 cm] long overall, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, concave, acute to apiculate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Mesoamerican Orchid Novelties 3 Novon, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Autumn, 2000), pp. 193-200 Dressler 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto etal 2005 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018