Stelis argentata

Stelis argentata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Stelis
Species: Ste. argentata
Binomial name
Stelis argentata
Lindl. 1842

Stelis argentata is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Stelis.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with 6mm flowers.


Plant is found in clusters on tree branches in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at elevations of 120 to 2200 meters .


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Stelis argentata 'Jenny' Stelis argentata 'Jenny' sepal and petals are green, lip is yellow
Stelis argentata3 Stelis argentata variant sepal and petals are purple, lip is yellow
Stelis argentata2 Stelis argentata variant sepal and petals are pale white, lip is yellow


Common Names:The Silvery Stelis


  1. Stelis vulcanica Schltr. 1915
  2. Stelis dubia Lindl. 1859
  3. Stelis endresii Rchb. f. 1870
  4. Stelis glandulosa Ames 1923
  5. Stelis heylidyana H. Focke 1849
  6. Stelis huebneri Schltr. 1925
  7. Stelis littoralis Barb. Rodr. 1882
  8. Stelis nanegalensis Lindl. 1859
  9. Stelis parvibracteata Ames 1922
  10. Stelis pichinchae Dodson & Garay 1980
  11. Stelis praesecta Schltr. 1923
  12. Stelis propinqua Ames 1923
  13. Stelis superbiens Lindl. 1858
  14. Stelis violascens Schltr. 1923
  15. Stelis yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891
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