!Stenotyla lendyana (Rchb.f.) Dressler 2005

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Specimen Plant

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Flower Closeup

Photo by David Jubineau Copyright


Common Name or Meaning Lendy's Stenotyla [American Orchid Enthusiast and Original Cultivator of species 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua on tree trunks in humid montane cloud forests at elevations of 900 to 1700 meters as an epiphytic species as a small sized, cool to warm growing orchid with no pseudobulbs and a fan-shaped group of basally overlapping, strap-shaped leaves that are keeled dorsally and conduplicate below into the leaf base and blooms in the late spring and summer on a 6" [15 cm] long, erect stalk arising from the leaf axils or the base of the leaf fan carrying a solitary, fragrant flower held at mid-leaf.

Synonyms *Chondrorhyncha lendyana Rchb.f 1886 Cochleanthes bidentata (Rchb.f. ex Hemsl.) R.E.Schult. & Garay 1959; Warscewiczella bidentata (Rchb.f. ex Hemsl.) Schltr. 1918; Zygopetalum bidentatum Rchb.f. ex Hemsl 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo not = Chondroscaphe atrilinguis; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana; Miniature Orchids Northen 1983; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 2 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 704 Hamer 1982 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana drawing fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1099 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photos fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide