Stanhopea annulata Mansf. 1938 SUBGENUS Stanhopeastrum Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Side View of Flower Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Flower From Below Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name or Meaning The Ring-Shaped Stanhopea

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in southern Colombia, northeastern Ecuador and Bolivia in tropical wet and wet montane forests on western slopes at elevations of 100 to 950 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with ovate, rugose, black pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, plicate, broadly elliptical, acute leaf with a distinct petiole that blooms at any time of the year on a pendant, 2 flowered inflorescence with large chartaceious bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 317 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian ORchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;

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