Stelis annedamoniae Solano 2011 SECTION Stelis Photo by Edgar Mo Mo


Common Name Anne Damon's Stelis [Mexican researcher of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, who has been studying orchids from the Soconusco region, and the collector of this species current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found Chiapas state of Mexico and northern Guatemala from the slopes of the Tacana volcano in coffee plantations atelevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, straight, terete, 2 internoded ramicauls enveloped almost completely by narrow, scarious, tubular, obtuse, carinate, mucronate sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, fleshy, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, rounded, emarginate apically, with a minute mucro between the lobes, attenuate below into the lightly conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, arising through a thickened, scarious, conduplicate, triangular, acute, shortly apicualte, carinateannulus, racemose, peduncle 3.6" [9 cm] long, provided with 3, shortly funnel-shaped, membraneous, oblique and obtuse apically bracts, longer than the leaf, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, producing new inflorescence over years, simultaneosuly many flowered inflorescence with shortly funnel-shaped, membraneous, oblique and obtuse apically floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 63: 326 Solano 2011 drawing good; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide;