Stanhopea ecornuta Lem. 1846 SUBGENUS Stanhopeastrum Photo courtesy of Ronald Groenink

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Flowers and Plant Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Hornless Stanhopea

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in shady, lowland tropical evergreen forests often over flowing water as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters with ovoid, sulcate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs that have basal bracts and carrying a single apical, ribbed, plicate, narrows below into the elongate petiolate base, elliptic, abruptly acute leaf that blooms on a lateral and then pendant, 1 1/2" [4 cm] long, few [2] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb, concealed by ovoid, inflated, imbricating, scarious, lepidote sheaths giving rise to 2 to rarely 3, large, fragrant, showy, membraneous flowers occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Stanhopea calceolus Rchb.f. 1855; Stanhopeastrum ecornutum Rchb.f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10(53): 927. 1852 as Stanhopeastrum ecornutum; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as S calceolus; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 50. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 4 1957 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 3 1974 photo fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1181 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo/drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1591 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;

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