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Stanhopea maculosa

Stanhopea maculosa Orchi

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. maculosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea maculosa
Knowles & Westc. 1839


Stanhopea maculosa is a Stanhopea species found in Mexico.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found on coastal mountain slopes growing on trees in Nayarit, Colioma, Sonora, Michoacan and Guerrero states of Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to summer with two to ten 10 cm flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of apricots.

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in cool temperatures and water regularly. Pot in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant needs a distinct winter dry season to bloom.

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Spotted Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea fregeana Rchb. f. 1855
  2. Stanhopea marshii Rchb.f. 1855
  3. Stanhopea schilleriana Rchb. f. 1874

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