Stenia guttata Rchb. f. 1880 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part Shade WarmCool SpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Spotted Stenia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests on small trees at elevations around 800 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying elliptic to obovate-oblong, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaves and blooms in the spring and early summer on a short, ascending, axillary inflorescence with a single, thin textured flower.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha guttata (Rchb. f.) Garay 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Gard. Chron. 14: 134. 1880; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0182 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 photo fide; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide