Stenia bismarckii Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 Photo by Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Front View Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning Bismark's Stenia [Germna First Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1600 to 1850 meters in cool wet forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblanceolate, long attenuate, distichous, imbricate, channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a lateral, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 912 Dodson 1984 erroniously as Chondrorhyncha stenoides; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0179 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo good