Stenia aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

Type drawing by Alcantara and The Epidendra Website

Collection sheet Scan courtesy of New York Botanical Garden


Common Name Aurora's Stenia [Sra Bennett Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size.8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a fan of distichous, imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying narrowly oblanceolate, acute, attenuate to the conduplicate, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a short, axillary, terete, laxly erect, 2" [to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 587 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014