Stanhopea nigripes Rolfe 1894 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Inflorescence Photos by Gerald Swett

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Common Name The Black-Column Foot Stanhopea

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane rain forest at an elevation of 800 to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ovoid-pyriform, sulcate pseudobulb subtended by 4 to 6 basal, scarious bracts and a single, apical, lanceolate, attenuate to the stout, terete petiole, coriaceous, acuminate, glossy dark green leaf that blooms on a pendant, 4' [10 cm] long, one to seven flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and subtended by large, scarious chartaceous bracts and ovate, subinflated, acute-acuminate floral bracts and occurring in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 577 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo good

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