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Stanhopea connata

Stanhopea connata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. connata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea connata
Klotzsch 1854


Stanhopea connata is a species in the genus Stanhopea.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in forest in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru at 1000 to 2000 meters in elevations.

DescriptionEdit

Flower is 12 to 14 cm wide. Plant blooms during winter to early spring with 2 to 5 flowers. Flowers contain an unpleasant fragrance.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in cool to intermediate 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 Grown-Together Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea aurata Beer 1854
  2. Stanhopea connata var.flava Koerper 1999
  3. Stanhopea graveolens Klotzsch ex Rchb. f. 1855
  4. Stanhopea tadeasi Haager & Jenik 1984

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