Stanhopea peruviana Rolfe 1912 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley and Foxdale orchids


Common Name The Peruvian Stanhopea

Flower Size 2.8" to 3.6 [7 to 9 cm] long,

Found in Huanuco department of Peru at elevations around 950 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with oval, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coarse, leathery, lanceoalte, plicate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, pendent, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, loosely 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with large spreading, broadly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #9 2012 photo fide;