Stanhopea platyceras Rchb. f. 1868 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo courtesy of Tropical Orchid Farm


Common Name The Blunt-Broad Horn Stanhopea

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

This is a large, warm to cool growing, epiphytic species from Narino and Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters with ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, longly petiolate, plicate leaves blooming in the fall on a pendulous, 2, [3 to 7?] flowered, 6" [to 15 cm] long inflorescence subtended by large, chartaceous, oblong ovate bracts and giving rise to large, fragrant, waxy flowers. This species enjoys air circulation and wet humid conditions as well as deep shade.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 4 1993 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo;