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Stanhopea reichenbachiana

Stanhopea reichenbachiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. reichenbachiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea reichenbachiana
Roezl ex Rchb. f. 1879


Stanhopea reichenbachiana is a Stanhopea species endemic to Peru

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the wet forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to summer with a single 6.9 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

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:Reichenbach's Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea amesiana hort. 1893
  2. Stanhopea lowii Rolfe 1893
  3. Stanhopea lowii var. amesiana hort. ex Sander
  4. Stanhopea suavis Ospina
  5. Tadeastrum reichenbachianum (Roezl ex Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2007

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