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Stanhopea lietzei

Stanhopea lietzei Orchi

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. lietzei
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea lietzei
(Regel) Schltr. 1926


Stanhopea lietzei is a Stanhopea species found in Brazil

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the Southeast Atlantic Forest of Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in summer with several 10 cm 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:Lietze's Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea brasiliensis hort. ex Brieger 1984
  2. Stanhopea graveolens var. aurata Hoehne (non Ldl.) 1942
  3. Stanhopea graveolens var. lietzii Regel 1891
  4. Stanhopea graveolens var. straminea Porsch 1908

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Stanhopea lietzei Orchi2 Stanhopea lietzei var. alba
Sepals and lip are white

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