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Stanhopea florida

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


Stanhopea florida is a species of Stanhopea which is found in South America.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in dry montane forest at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

Description[]

Plant blooms in summer with five to nine flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 8 to 13 cm wide.

Culture[]

Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in intermediate temperatures and water regularly. Pot in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets.

Naming[]

Common Name: The Flowery Stanhopea

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