Stenia bohnkianus V.P.Castro & G.F.Carr 2004 Photo Courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Flower Closeup Photo by Erwin Bohnke

Deep shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name Bohnk's Stenia [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in montane rainforest at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with insignificant pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 1 to 3 basal leaves and 1 to 2, apical, oblanceolate, articulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect becoming slightly pendant, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 198 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide