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Stanhopea graveolens

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. graveolens
Binomial name
Stanhopea graveolens
Lindley 1840

Stanhopea graveolens is a Stanhopea species found in Central America.


Plant is a lithophyte or epiphyte found in cloud forest in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras at elevations of 0 to 2700 meters.


Plant blooms in the spring to summer with up to six 12.5 cm fragrant flowers.


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


Common Name:The Very Fragrant Stanhopea


  1. Stanhopea aurata (Lindley) Planchon 1858
  2. Stanhopea aurea Loddiges non Lindley 1844
  3. Stanhopea graveolens var. aurata Ldl 1852
  4. Stanhopea inodora Rchb.f. (non Lindley) 1870
  5. Stanhopea oculata [Lodd.]Lindley var. constricta Klinge
  6. Stanhopea venusta Lindley 1841
  7. Stanhopea venusta hort ex Planchon non Lindley 1858
  8. Stanhopea wardii var. froebeliana Cogniaux 1904
  9. Stanhopea wardii var. venusta Rolfe 1892