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Stanhopea embreei

Stanhopea embreei

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. embreei
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea embreei
Dodson 1975


Stanhopea embreei was named after 20th century botanist Embre. It is an endemic to Ecuador.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in cloud forest of western Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plants blooms from spring to early summer with three to eight 8 cm wide fragrant flowers.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in cool 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: Embre's Stanhopea

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