Stanhopea confusa G.Gerlach & Beeche 2004 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Lip Detail

Another Closeup

Photos by Kelvin Bush.


Common Name The Confusing Stanhopea

Flower Size

Found in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1220 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to globose, somewhat sulcate pseudobulbs ebveloped by papery sheths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, dark green, plicate, elliptic-ovoid, petiolate base leaf tha blooms in the late summer and early fall on a thick, enveloped by various, papery, black spotted sheaths, 5.2" [13 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying chocolate scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana Vol 4 #3 217-221 Gerlach & Beeche 2004 drawing/photo fide;