Stanhopea grandiflora [Lodd]Lindley 1832 SUBGENUS Candida Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Large Flowered Stanhopea

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

This species is from Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam, Brazil and Trinidad in wet forests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters and is a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oviod, ribbed pseudobulbs subtended by sheaths that become fibrous with age and carries a single, apical, plicate, elliptical, acute, petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring and fall with 1 to 2 short-lived, waxy flowers arising basally on a mature pseudobulb with a pendulous, fragrant flowered, elongate 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence subtended basally by several, imbricating, chartaceous bracts.

Synonyms *Ceratochilus grandiflorus Lodd.; *Epidendrum grandiflorum Bonpl.; Stanhopea calceolata Drapiez 1841; Stanhopea calceolata hort. ex Rchb.f. 1855; Stanhopea eburnea Lindl. 1832; Stanhopea eburnea var. gracilis hort. ex Heynhold 1846; Stanhopea eburnea var. grandiflora hort. ex Lemaire 1863; Stanhopea eburnea var. grandiflora (Lindley) Regel 1856; Stanhopea eburnea var. spectabilis Lem; Stanhopea grandiflora var. alba hort. ex Lodd. 1844; Stanhopea grandiflora var. incarnata hort. ex Loddiges 1844; Stanhopea grandiflora var. odorata hort. ex Loddiges 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as S eburnea; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as S eburnea; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S eburnea photo fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as S eburnea drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 as S eburnea drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as S eburnea drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 as S eburnea; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Stanhopea eburnea drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S eburnea drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo as S eburnea; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;