Stenia saccata Garay 1969

Photos by Gunter Gerlach

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Common Name The Sack-Like Stenia [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fan-shaped leaf clusters with narrow to broadly oblanceolate, abruptly acute at the obtuse apex, attenuate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on 1 to several successive, axillary, pendant, slender, terete, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of being sure of this determination as the photo is just not that good.

Synonyms Chaubardiella saccata (Garay) Garay 1969; Dodsonia saccata (Garay) Ackerman 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orch. Rev. 77: 152. 1969; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 424 Dodson 1982 as Dodsonia saccata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 26 1584 - 1648 Brieger 1992 as Dodsonia saccata drawing? Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Dodsonia saccata Drawing ok?; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 photo fide; Huntleyas and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 as Dodsonia saccata

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