Stanhopea quadricornis Lindl. 1838 Drawing By Edward's Botanical Register


Common Name The Four Horned Stanhopea

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela as a natural hybrid between S wardii and S. grandiflora with strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, lanceolate, acute gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendent, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with large, spreading, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 drawing fide; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide;