Stenia lueriorum D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998 Photo courtesy of of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name The Luer's Stenia [Dr And Mrs Luer, Reasercher's of the Pleurothalidinae now]

Flower Size 1" [2 1/2 cm]

This caespitose, acaulous, Peruvian, miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte is found in wet montane forests at an elevation of 1600 meters with fan shaped growths and 2 to 3 elliptic-ovate, acute, conduplicate, increasing in size form base and is articulated to the imbricating sheathing leaf bases and blooms on an axillary, 1 1/4" [3 cm] long, horizontal inflorescence with ovate-tubular, acute floral bracts and occuring in the fall and again in early spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 589 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide

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