Stanhopea embreei Dodson 1975 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Entire Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

LATE to EARLY

Common Name Embre's Stanhopea [20th Century American Botanist]

Flower Size 3 1/5" [8 cm]

Found in western Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests on the western slopes of the Andes as a medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters with small, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical plicate, leathery, gradually narrows below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendant, 8" [20 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and enveloped by chartaceous bracts and carrying large fragrant flowers occurring in the late spring and early summer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 318 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 photo; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 4 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 1 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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