Stanhopea herrenhusana Jenny 1989 Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Common Name The Herrenhauser Stanhopea [A garden in Hannover Germany]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot growing natural hybrid in between S reichenbachiana and S. tricornis. The plant consists of ovate, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, plicate, coarse, leathery, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendent, to 6" [15 cm] long, loosely 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped by large, spread, broadly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide;

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