Stanhopea pozoi Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

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Common Name Pozo's Stanhopea [Ecuador Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

An Ecuadorian and Peruvian medium sized, hot growing epiphytic species found around 800 to 1000 meters in wet montane forests on the western slopes of the Andes, with ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late Summer and fall on a pendant, basal, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence subtended by large, chartaceous bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0177 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids VOl 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;

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