!Stenotyla lendyana (Rchb.f.) Dressler 2005 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Specimen Plant Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

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

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

An epiphytic species found on tree trunks in humid montane cloud forests from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua at elevations of 900 to 1700 meters 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 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 photo as Chondrorhyncha lendyana; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 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; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana photo ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 704 Hamer 1982 as Chondrorhyncha lendyana drawing 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; 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;

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