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Stanhopea gibbosa

Stanhopea gibbosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. gibbosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea gibbosa
Rchb. f. 1869


Stanhopea gibbosa is a species of Stanhopea found in Central America

DistributionEdit

Plants are found on tree trunks and branches in wet cloud forest in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in summer with up to three fragrant flowers per inflorescence. Flowers are vanilla scented and 9 to 10 cm wide.

CultureEdit

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

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Stanhopea gibosa 1 Stanhopea gibbosa variety
Sepals and lip are yellow with small spots

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Humped Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea carchiensis Dodson 1998

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