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Stanhopea wardii

Stanhopea wardii.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. wardii
Binomial name
Stanhopea wardii
Lodd. ex Lindley 1838

Stanhopea wardii is an species of the genus Stanhopea.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with 3 to 10 flowers. Flowers are 12.5 cm wide and fragrant. The flowers last 2-4 days.


The plant is found growing on rocks an trees in the humid forest of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela at 800 to 2700 meters in elevation.


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


Image Name Description
Stanhopea wardii 1.jpg Stanhopea wardii variety
Sepals and lip are yellow with small spots. Lip has black spot


Common Name: Ward's Stanhopea


  1. Stanhopea amoena Klotsch
  2. Stanhopea anfracta Rolfe
  3. Stanhopea aurea Lindley
  4. Stanhopea inodora var. amoena (Klotzsch) Lindley 1852
  5. Stanhopea peruviana Rolfe
  6. Stanhopea wardii var.aurantiaca hort.ex Hennig
  7. Stanhopea wardii Lodd. Ex Lindley var aurea Lindley
  8. Stanhopea wardii var. aureum hort. ex Henshall 1845
  9. Stanhopea wardii var. flavescens Klinge 1899
  10. Stanhopea wardii var.stenoptera Rchb.f. 1858
  11. Stanhopea woodii Lindley 1950