Stanhopea intermedia Klotzsch 1898 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Saccata Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

EARLY

Not checked by Jenny

Common Name The Medium Sized Stanhopea

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm]

Found on the Pacific slope in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico on trees and rocks in ravines and rather humid oak-pine forests at elevations around 900 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with slightly flattened, almost smooth pseudobulbs carrying yellowish-green leaves with a short petiole and blooms in the summer and early fall on a pendant, 2 to 3 flowered, short inflorescence with 4 imbricating bracts and conduplicate floral bracts all carrying very fragrant, large flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bullertin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo/drawing; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide;

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