Stelis annedamoniae Solano 2011 SECTION Stelis

Photo by Edgar Mo Mo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by R Solano and Brittonia 63: 326 Solano 2011


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, Shorter than to just longer than the floral bracts

Similar to S argentata and S leucopogon However S. endresii is a smaller plant, the raceme is more congested and floriferous, the flowers greenish, and the sepals are 3-veined and conspicuously pubescent. On the other hand, S. leucopogon is different because of its broader leaves with slightly recurved margins, more strongly conduplicate petioles, greenish flowers, and conspicuously pubescent sepals." Solano 2011


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;