Stanhopea warscewicziana Klotsch 1852 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

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Pure Yellow Color Form

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Common Name Warscewicz' Stanhopea [Polish ORchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

A medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte found in Costa Rica and western Panama in very wet tropical rain forests at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters with pyriform to ovate, sulcate pseudobulbs with a single apical, coriaceous, plicate, ribbed, elliptic-obovate, gradually narrowing belwo into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a lateral, pendant, 4 3/4" to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, racemose, several [to 8] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that has large, chartaceous bracts, and fragrant short-lived flowers occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Stanhopea warszewiczi hort.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1863 drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 50. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 3 1974 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1595 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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