The genus Stelis contains 500 species spread through all of the tropical New World. Many of the species have flowers that need a brief period of direct sunlight to open.
Stelis argentata grows from Mexico all the way to Brazil at altitudes all the way from 600 to 6000 feet. It is cool to hot growing and likes tropical rain forests. It needs low light and blooms late summer to fall.
06/06/2011 - Added to collection. Blog entry