Photo by Kelvin Bush

Stanhopea confusa

G.Gerlach & Beeche 2004

Native to Costa Rica.

Edited 23 January 2008
© Nina Rach

This new species was collected by C.K. Horich in September 2000 at 800-900 m elevation, in Cartago, Turrialba, Costa Rica (east side of the Cordillera de Talamanca). It flowered in cultivation at Jardín Botánico de Múnich-Nymphenburg, Germany. The holotype is in the USJ herbarium.

Photos at left by Kelvin Bush of a plant identified by Gunther Gerlach.

Photo by Kelvin Bush

Printed References:

Gunther Gerlach and Jorge Beeche (30 Dec. 2004), "____________," in: Lankesteriana 4(3):217 (216-221, figs. 4-9).

Web References:

International Plant Names Index [IPNI],

Orchid Research Newsletter No. 47 (ORN 47, Jan. 2006), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew,

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