Benzingia jarae (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Dressler 2005

Photo by Guenther Gerlach, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests around altitudes of 950 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphytic species with fan-shaped leaf clusters that have narrowly to broadly oblanceolate, abruptly acute at the obtuse apex, carinate mid-vein, dark green, attenuate below to the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Not to be confused with Stenia jarae with which it is often confused. They are two different species.

Synonyms *Ackermania jarae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1995;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #4 1994 as Ackermania caudata photo fide; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Brittonia 47. 182. 1995 as Ackermania jarae; ICones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 204 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as Ackermania jarae drawing fide; *Lankesteriana 5(2): 93. 2005; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Ackermania jarae