Stenia falcata (Ackerman) Dressler 2005 Photo by Karl Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shadeHotWarm FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Falcate Stenia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in lower, extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as aminiature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very short stems and no pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, plicate, distichous, acute, articulated leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Dodsonia falcata Ackerman 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 423 Dodson 1982 as Dodsonia falcata drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Dodsonia falcata drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Doson & Escobar 1993 as Dodsonia falcata drawing ok; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 as Dodsonia falcata drawing/photo ok;