!Stenia pallida Lindley 1837 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Pale Stenia

Flower Size 1 3/4 to 2 " [4.5 to 5.5 cm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Northern Brazil at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters in wet montane forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with rigid, lightly recurved, obovate-oblong, to elliptic-oblong leaves held in a fan-shape that can bloom at any time of the year with an axillary or basal, short to 2 2/5" [6 cm], erect to arching, single flowered inflorescence with a pendulous flower.

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