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

Drawing Drawing by 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 21:51 1998; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide