Stenorrhynchos speciosum

Stenorrhynchos speciosum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Stenorrhynchos
Species: Strs. speciosum
Binomial name
Stenorrhynchos speciosum
[Jacq.] Rich. ex Spreng. 1817

Stenorrhynchos speciosum is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Stenorrhynchos


Plant is found in the forest of French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of 1200 to 3000 meters


Plant blooms from fall to winter with up to sixty 1.8 cm wide flowers.


Grow in moderate lighting. Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures and should be water regularly. Reduce watering during the winter. Keep potting media moist. Pot with a well drain mix such as fine to medium grade bark with perlite or in sphagnum moss.


Common name: The Outstanding Stenorrhynchos


  1. Gyrostachys speciosa [Jacq.] Kuntze 1891
  2. Ibidium coloratum (N.E. Br. ex Hemsl.) House 1915
  3. Ibidium speciosum [Jacq.] Salisb. 1812
  4. Neottia colorata Blume 1825
  5. *Neottia speciosa Jacq. 1793
  6. *Serapias speciosa [Jacq.] J.F. Gmel. 1791
  7. Spiranthes colorans Hemsl. 1884
  8. Spiranthes colorata (Blume) N.E. Br. 1883
  9. Spiranthes colorata var. maculata N.E. Br. 1883
  10. Spiranthes nutans (Kunth & C.D.Bouché) Garay & Dunst. 1976
  11. Spiranthes richardii Autran & T. Durand 1896
  12. Spiranthes speciosa [Jacq.] A. Rich. 1852
  13. Stenorrhynchos millei Schltr. 1917
  14. Stenorrhynchos nutans Kunth & C.D.Bouché 1848
  15. Stenorrhynchos speciosum var. nutans (Kunth & C.D.Bouché) Szlach. 1994

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