Stanhopea connata Klotzsch 1854

SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Connata

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Common Name The Grown-Together Stanhopea

Flower Size 4 3/4" to 5 1/2" [12 to 14 cm]

Found from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters often growing on branches over water as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome, pyriform, sulcate, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, large, broadly elliptic, plicate, acute leaf that gradually narrows below into the elongate, channeled petiole and blooms in the late winter and early spring on a pendant, 4" [10 cm] long, inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and enveloped completely by chartaceous sheaths with 2 to 5, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Stanhopea aurata Beer 1854; Stanhopea connata var.flava Koerper 1999; Stanhopea graveolens Klotzsch ex Rchb. f. 1855; Stanhopea tadeasi Haager & Jenik 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 493 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 5 1984 as S tadeasi drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 5 1984 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0174 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 4 2008 photo; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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