Stelis hagsateri Solano 2011 SECTION Stelis TYPE Drawing by R Solano

Common Name Hagsater's Stelis [Mexican researcher and Epidendrum expert current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found Chiapas state of Mexico 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, rounded, emarginate apically, with a minute mucro between the lobes, attenuate below into the lightly conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, arising through a thickened, scarious, conduplicate, triangular, acute, shortly apiculate, carinate annulus, racemose, peduncle 3 to 3.52" [7.5 to 8.8 cm] long, provided with 4, tubular, adpressed, oblique, obtuse, shortly apiculate bracts, longer than the leaf, to 8" [20 cm] long, producing new inflorescence over years, subcongested, secund, simultaneosuly many flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped, narrow, membraneous, oblique, broadly obtuse apically, apiculate, carinate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 63: 326 Solano 2011 drawing fide;