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Stanhopea tricornis

Stanhopea tricornis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. tricornis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Stanhopea tricornis
Lindl. 1849


Stanhopea tricornis is an species of the genus Stanhopea.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter through summer with up to three 12.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

The plant is found growing on wet montane forest on the western slope of the Andes mountain range in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 0 to 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in 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 Three-Horned Stanhopea

SynonymsEdit

  1. Stanhopea convoluta Rolfe 1909
  2. Stanhopea langlasseana Cogn. 1901
  3. Stanhopea stenochila F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1900
  4. Stanhopea tigrina Bateman ex Lindl. 1838
  5. Stanhopea wallisii Rchb. f. 1877

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