Stenia aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 Type drawing by Alcantara and The Epidendra Website

Collection sheet Scan courtesy of New York Botanical Garden

LATERsummer

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.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 587 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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