Stenia jarae D. E. Benn. 1992 Photo by Orchi and the of the Wikimedia Orchid Page

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name Jara's Stenia [Ecuadorian Collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a fan-shaped leaf clusters with narrow to broadly oblanceolate, abrutly acute at the obtuse apex, attenuate below into the conduplicate, petiollate base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to several successive, axillary, pendant, slender, terete, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 loose, tubular, thin, membraneous bracts.

Often confused with Benzingia [Ackermania] jarae, but definitely a different species.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 7(2): 80. 1992; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 189 Bennett & Christenson 1993; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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