Stenoptera acuta Lindl. 1840

Side View of Flowers

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rebecca Repasky and The Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Acute Stenoptera

Flower Size

Found in northern Brazil and Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 3000 to 3650 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 10, basal, oblanceolate-ligulate to broadly oblanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the broad petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a stout, terminal, erect, to 3' 4" [1 meter] long, glabrous below, sometimes sparingly pubescent above, rachis elongate-cylindric, tomentose, to 12" [30 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, smooth or ciliate on the margins floral bracts that are as long to slightly longer than the flowers.

Synonyms Stenoptera elata Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958

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