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Stanhopea candida

Stanhopea candida

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. candida
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea candida
Barb. Rodr. 1877


Stanhopea candida is a species of the genus Stanhopea.

DistributionEdit

Stanhopea candida is found from in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Plant is found growing in wet montane forest growing on limbs of trees in the canopy at 100 to 600 meters in elevation.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with one to five 7cm fragrant flowers.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in intermediate to warm temperatures and water regularly. Pot in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Snow White Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea eburnea var. nivea hort. ex Stein 1892
  2. Stanhopea randii Rolfe 1894
  3. Tadeastrum candidum (Barb.Rodr.) Szlach., 2007

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