Stenoptera ecuadorana Dodson & C.Vargas 1998 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part shade cool Cold LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Ecuadorian Stenoptera

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1950 to 2300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with rosulate, imbricating at the base, narrlwy elliptical, acute, narrowing below into a long sheathed base leaves that blooms int eh late fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, spicate, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with several, amplexicaul, ovate, membraneous, acuminate bracts and has ovate acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #1 pg 51 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide