Sutrina garayi Senghas 1993 Photo by Hans Gerhardt Seeger


Common Name Garay's Sutrina [Hungarian Born American Taxomonist and former Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium at Harvard University Died 2016]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with closely spaced, slender, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose, ridged pseudobulbs enveloped partially by several, close fitting sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, narrowly oval to lanceolate, narrowing to the acute apex and narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary, from an upper basal sheath, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying close set flowers that face in all directions.

CAUTION The only major difference that I can see here between the 2 species S bicolor and S garayii is that this one has much longer floral bracts, other than that I can see no difference.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo good; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006