Stanhopea deltoidea Lem. 1862 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo by Bruce Gwallogwyn and Flickr Orchid Webpage

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Erica Morón de Abad and her Webpage

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Rod Rice and Oasis the Journal


Common Name The Triangular Stanhopea

Flower Size 5 1/2" [14cm]

Found in wet montane forests in Peru and Bolivia around 1400 to 1850 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte or occaisional terrestro-lithophyte on steep slopes and rocks with an ovoid, sulcate, ridged pseudobulb with a single, apical, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, gradually narrows below into the elongate petiolate base, acute leaf that blooms on a pendant, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose, few [4] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and with large, clasping chartaceous bracts and ovate-triangular, carinate floral bracts with the apex conduplicate-acute all occuring in the winter and spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 591 Dodson 1982 drawing not = S xytrophora; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 575 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide