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Stanhopea platyceras

Stanhopea platyceras

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. platyceras
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea platyceras
Rchb. f. 1868


Stanhopea platyceras is a Stanhopea species endemic to Peru

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the fall with two 15 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in cool 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:The Blunt-Broad Horn Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea madouxiana Cogn. 1898

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