Stanhopea oculata

Stanhopea oculata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. oculata
Binomial name
Stanhopea oculata
[Lodd.]Lindley 1832

Stanhopea oculata is a Stanhopea species found in South and Central America.


Plants are found growing on soil cliffs and in humid forest trees in Mexico to Honduras as well as Colombia and Venezuela at 1000 to 3000 meters.


Plants bloom in the summer with five to nine 12.5 cm fragrant flowers.


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


Stanhopea oculata 1 Stanhopea oculata variety
Sepals and lip are yellow with small spots


Common Name: The Eye-Spot Stanhopea


  1. Ceratochilus oculatus Lodd.
  2. Epidendrum cornutum Sessé & Moc. 1887
  3. Stanhopea aurantia Lodd. ex P.N.Don in J.Donn 1845
  4. Stanhopea bucephalus Lindley 1832
  5. Stanhopea cymbiformis Rchb.f 1865
  6. Stanhopea guttata K.Koch 1858
  7. Stanhopea lindleyana Zuc. ex Josst 1851
  8. Stanhopea lindleyi Zuce 1835
  9. Stanhopea maleolens Heller
  10. Stanhopea minor Schltr. 1917
  11. Stanhopea oculata var. crocea Regel 1856
  12. Stanhopea oculata [Lodd.]Lindley var genticulata Klinge
  13. Stanhopea oculata var. lindleyi (Zuccarini) Lindley 1852
  14. Stanhopea oculata var.mexicana Fowlie
  15. Stanhopea oculata var.nicaraguensis Fowlie
  16. Stanhopea oculata ssp. ornatissima (Lemaire) Dodson 1967
  17. Stanhopea ornatissima Lem. 1962
  18. Stanhopea purpusii Schlechter 1916