Stenia christensonii D.E.Benn. 1998

Drawing by Alcantara and The Epidendra Website

Full ShadeHotCool LATER Winter

Common Name Christenson's Stenia [American Botanist and taxomonist specializing in orchids mid 1900's through 2012]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in tropical and cool wet forests at elevations of 280 to 1830 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a loose fan of several, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, base leaves that blooms in the later winter on an axillary, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with one bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014