Stelis chihobensis Ames 1922 Drawing by © Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Chihob Stelis [A town in Guatemala]
Flower Size .12” [3 mm]
Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 or so loose, inflated tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-elliptic, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2 erect, flexuous, distichous, 4.4” [11 cm] long including the .2” [5 mm] long peduncle, simultaenolusly several, many flowered inflorescence arising througha spathe below the apex of the ramicaul and has tubular, acute floral bracts.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala Ames Correll 1952 as S bidentata drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1275 Hamer 1985 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Stelis Swartz A Compendium Duque 2008 drawing good