Stanhopea insignis

Stanhopea insignis Orchi

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. insignis
Binomial name
Stanhopea insignis
Frost ex W. Hook. 1829

Stanhopea insignis is a Stanhopea species found in South America.


Plant is found in dry montane forests of Brazil at elevations 200 to 1000 meters


Plant blooms from summer to fall with several 14 cm wide fragrant flowers.


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.


Common Name:The Grand Stanhopea


  1. Ceratochilus insignis Lindl. ex Steud.
  2. Ceratochilus insignis (Frost) Lindl. ex G. Don 1830
  3. Stanhopea atropurpurea hort. ex Planchon 1858
  4. Stanhopea flava Lodd. ex Beer
  5. Stanhopea insignis var. alba hort. ex Linden 1853
  6. Stanhopea insignis var. atropurpurea hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  7. Stanhopea insignis var. atrorubens hort. ex Henshall
  8. Stanhopea insignis var. flava hort. ex Lodd. 1835
  9. Stanhopea insignis var. fulva hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  10. Stanhopea insignis var. guttata hort. ex Henshall 1845
  11. Stanhopea insignis var. leucochila Lemaire 1847
  12. Stanhopea insignis var. lutea hort. ex Loddiges
  13. Stanhopea insignis var. major hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  14. Stanhopea insignis var. obscura hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  15. Stanhopea insignis var. pallida hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  16. Stanhopea insignis var. punctata hort. ex Heynhold 1846
  17. Stanhopea insignis var. speciosa hort. ex Hoffmannsegg
  18. Stanhopea insignis var. superba hort. ex Planchon 1858
  19. Stanhopea macrochila Lem.; Stanhopea odoratissima Heynh

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