Stanhopea haseloffiana Rchb.f 1855SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

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Common Name Haseloff's Stanhopea [German Orchid Enthusiast 1850's]

Flower Size 5 3/4" [14 cm]

A medium to large sized species found in Northern Peru in wet montane forest at elevations around 1000 to 1600 meters in deep shade that grows as a medium sized, hot to cool epiphyte or occasional terrerstrial on steep wet roadbanks under low shrub vegetation with an ovoid-pyriform, sulcate, obtuse-angled pseudobulb with a single apical, elliptic-lanceolate, gradually narrows below into the long petiolate base, attenuate, acute leaf and blooms with a pendant, 10 " [25 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by 4 to 5 large, graduated to larger tubular, lanceolate, clasping bracts and ovate-lanceolate acute concave floral bracts and occuring in the summer and early fall.

Synonyms ; Stanhopea haseloviana Rchb.f 1855; Stanhopea haselowiana Rchb. f. 1858

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1855 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0175 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 765 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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