Stenia pastorellii D.E.Benn. 1992

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Drawing of plant and Flower

Another Drawingfont color=red> Original Drawings by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name Pastorelli's Stenia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Peru in montane forests at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye with fan-shaped growths separated by .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] on a terete rhizome with oblanceolate, acute, becoming conduplicate into the base leaves that gradate in size and have imbricate sheath bases that blooms sporadically throughout the year on an axillary, slender, terete, short to 2.8" [to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with hyaline floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 190 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014