Stenia wendiae D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1994

Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek


Common Name Wendy's Stenia [Wendy de von Bismarck Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1 5/8" [4 cm]

Found in Peru as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte at 1800 meters in cool wet, deeply shaded montane rainforests with a fan-shaped growth having obovate, rounded, carinate, conduplicate, petiolate leaves that are articulated to the imbricating leaf sheaths that blooms on a short, 2 2/5" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a single, basal, lanceolate, close bract carrying a single campanulate flower held below the leaves occuring in nature in the summer and fall

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Brittonia 46(1): 51. 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 591 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014