Stanhopea lietzei (Regel) Schltr. 1926 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Inflorescence

View From Below

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Americo Docha Neto

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Flowers in situ Sao Paulo Brazil Photo by Copyrighted Ismael Nilton Vischi

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Common Name Lietze's Stanhopea [German Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size to 4" [to 10 cm]

A medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte from the southeast Atlantic Forest of Brazil in the states of Minas Gerais, Espiritu Santo, Sao Paulo, Parana' and Santa Catarina at elevations of 100 to 800 meters in very humid and shady locations with a distinct dry season in the winter with oval, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age carrying a single, apical, plicate, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring in Brazil on a pendant, basal, racemose, 6" [15 cm] long, few to several [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence with large, chartaceous, triangular, acute bracts.

Synonyms Stanhopea brasiliensis hort. ex Brieger 1984; Stanhopea graveolens var. aurata Hoehne (non Ldl.) 1942; Stanhopea graveolens var. concolor Porsch 1908; *Stanhopea graveolens var. lietzii Regel 1891; Stanhopea graveolens var. straminea Porsch 1908;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as S brasilensis photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo good; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok;

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