Stanhopea xytriophora Rchb. f. 1868 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo by © José Luis Panozo Añez

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids


Common Name The Handled Stanhopea

Flower Size 3.2 to 3.8" [8 to 9 cm]

Found in Bolivia on steep slopes at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with pyriform, sulcate, dark green with black green spots pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, subcoriaceous, 5 veined beneath, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, pendent, to 6" [15 cm] long, loosely, 3 to flwoered inflorescence completely enveloped by large, spread out broadly triangular, acute bracts and carrying fragrant flwoers

Synonyms Stanhopea vasquezii Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 34 No 8 1965 photo not = S impressa; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 591 Dodson 1982 as S deltoidea in error drawing fide; The Astonishing Stanhopeas Greer 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo good; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 1 2004 photo;