This list includes the six natural Stanhopea hybrids, 90 RHS-registered Stanhopea hybrids, 1 Acinbrea, 2 Aciopeas, 1 Cirrhopea, 10 Coryhopeas, 1 Gongorhaea, 1 Polygora, 3 Stanbreas, 3 Stangoras, and 1 Stanhocycnis.
Charles Darwin wrote in a letter to Philip Henry Gosse, 2 June 1863:
"...How insects act with your Stanhopea I will not pretend to conjecture. In many cases I believe the acutest man could not conjecture without seeing the insect at work...
"P.S.—If the Flowers of the Stanhopea are not too old, remove pollen-masses from their pedicels, and stick them with a little liquid pure gum to the stigmatic cavity."
Stanhopea Augres (connata x maduroi) -- originally reg. Q3 1998 with the parents (connata x platyceras) by the Eric Young Orchid Foundation (Jersey). However, in the endnotes to the list of Registrations received by RHS Oct-Dec 2006, published as Orchid Review Supplement Vol. 115, the EYOF said that the pollen parent was Stan. maduroi, not platyceras.
Stanhopea Baroness Byford (insignis x haselowiana) -- reg. July 2007 by RJ Hartley, England.
Stanhopea ___ 'Jersey Mystic' AM/RHS 21 July 1998 (connata x intermedia) -- exhibited by Eric Young Orchid Foundation (Jersey); documented in Orchid Review v.106(1224) p.327-328. 3 flowers on 1 cut inflorescence: N.S. 120mm wide; ds 60x37mm; ls 70x54mm; pet 54x35mm; lip 55x35mm.
Stanhopea [Spindleriana] (oculata x nigroviolacea) -
Rudolf Jenny points out "As long as no hybrid with Stanhopea nigroviolacea or Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea as parent is registrated we don't know whether the registration authority will accept the parent as species (nigroviolacea), as variety, or simply as synonym of S. tigrina. If the RHS is accepting it only as [a] synonym of S. tigrina, then it will be Spindleriana as registrated earlier
in this century. If they accept it as own species (nigroviolacea) it will
need a different grex name. The same is true if the RHS will treat it as [a]
variety. Unfortunately we don't know whether one parent of S. Spindleriana was
originally tigrina or nigroviolacea, so I guess the RHS will treat it as [a] synonym and therefore S. Spindleriana would be the valid name for the cross..."
Note from Doug Pulley, 16 Nov 2002:
"[the RHS] called it Spindleriana, because they only accept tigrina, not nigroviolacea."
Note from Nina Rach, 3 Dec 2003:
"As seen in the July - September 2003 registration list of new orchid hybrids, the International Cultivar Registration Authority for Orchid Hybrids (published by the Royal Horticultural Society) has accepted Stanhopea nigroviolacea as a valid taxon. See: Stanhopea Bird of Prey (jenischiana x nigroviolacea)."
The Intergeneric Hybrids:
Acinbreea Sensacion (Embreea rodigasiana x Acineta erythroxantha) -- reg. 1985 by Juan Posada (Colombia).
Aciopea Guillermo Gaviria (Acineta erythroxantha x Stanhopea wardii) -- reg. 6 December 2004 by Guillermo Gaviria-Correa (Colombia). This new intergeneric genus i[Acineta Lindley x Stanhopea Frost ex Hook.] is abbreviated Aip..
Aciopea Gunter Gerlach (Acineta superba x Stanhopea gibbosa) -- reg. 1/30/2008 by
Cirrhopea Alpha (Stanhopea insignis x Cirrhaea dependens) -- reg. 6 January 1993 by Walter T. Upton (Australia)
As of 21 June 2009, there were ten Coryhopea hybrids registered with the RHS, including seven with Coryanthes as the seed parent and three with Coryanthes as the pollen parent:
(Stanhopea wardii x Coryanthes macrantha) -- reg. 18 June 2002 by N. Rach;
now considered a synonym of Coryhopea Off the Wall, but we still love this name. :<)
Coryhopea Caramel (Crths. mastersiana x Stan. grandiflora) -- reg. 17 February 2000 by M. & M.F. Bourdon.
Coryhopea Costa Rica (Stanhopea warszewicziana x Coryanthes hunteriana) -- reg. 6 August 1997 by R. Marin Thiele
Coryhopea Cutucu (Coryanthes speciosa x Stanhopea florida) -- reg. 20 September 2006 by Ecuagenera.
Coryhopea Freckle Face (Coryanthes elegantium x Stanhopea oculata) -- reg. 1989 by Tropica Garten Center (Germany)
Coryhopea Gar-Land-Uz (Coryanthes bruchmuelleri x Stanhopea platyceras) -- reg. 26 July 1994 (cross made in 1987?) by Carlos Garcia Esquival. Article in AOS Bulletin 62(4):390-393, by Carlos Garcia Esquivel (April 1993) 'Coryhopea Gar-Land-Uz,' [Stanhopea platyceras x Coryanthes bruchmuelleri]
Coryhopea Off the Wall (Stanhopea wardii x Coryanthes macrantha) -- reg. Q2/Q3 2002; cross made by several people, including: (1) H. Graf staff in Venezuela; and (2) staff at Missouri Botanical Garden. Received AOS awards in mid-2002 in Florida and Texas.
Coryhopea Sucre D'Orge (Crths. macrantha x Stan. inodora) -- reg. 25 July 2005 by M.& M.F. Bourdon.
Coryhopea Tiny Bucket (Crths. mastersiana x Stan. reichenbachiana) -- reg. 8 May 2007 by Kokusai (Originator unknown).
Coryhopea Wistman's Wood (Coryanthes speciosa x Stanhopea oculata) -- reg. 1984 by Burnham Nurseries
Plants of S. Penelope (ecornuta x oculata) were available from Hoosier Orchid Company, 8440 West 82nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46278-1062 Tel: 317-291-6269, fax 317-291-8949. Attn: William Rhodehamel. (see also under Plants and Flasks)
Plants of S. Assidensis (tigrina x wardii) in teak baskets, flowering size (US$50) are available from Petite Plaisance Orchids, P.O. Box 386, Valley Ford, CA 94972 USA.
Plants of Stanhopea April Fool (connata x panamensis); (nigroviolacea x panamensis 'Chocolate Mint'); (tigrina x panamensis 'Chocolate Mint'); (oculata x nigroviolacea); and some species are available
from: Springhill Gardens, 1605 Carlisle Pike, Hanover, PA 17331;
Phone 717-637-9600; Fax 717-637-7980;
e-mail address: email@example.com;
Note that they do not ship plants, so you must visit their greenhouse.
Gone, but not forgotten sources:
Plants of S. Gary Baker, S. Assidensis, S. (Assidensis x insignis), and S. Spindleriana v. atroviolacea were once available from Baker & Chantry Orchids, Woodinville, WA. However, both of the original owners have passed away and Marlene Holl has closed the business.
Plants of Coryhopea Freckle Face (Cory. elegantissima x S. oculata) -- were once available from JEM Orchids, 6595 Morikami Pk Rd, Delray Bch FL 33446; Gene Monnier has closed the business, however.