Stanhopea eburnea

Lindley

Native to Venezuela, Guyana

Edited 16 May 2007
© Nina Rach

See now: Stanhopea grandiflora (Lodd.) Lindley page.


Stanhopea eburnea print published in Lindenia

Stanhopea eburnea was first published by John Lindley in the Botanical Register, p. 1529 (need volume and year).

This image is a scan of chromolithograph published in the 1886 folio "Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidees," edited by J. Linden and published by P. De Pannemaeker del.

The size of the original print is 13 1/2" x 10 1/2".

Flowers are large and full, pure white with a touch of rose on the hypochile of the lip. This species is accepted today as Stanhopea grandiflora.

Historical information is contained here for purposes of comparison.

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See closeups of the Linden print below.

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Closeup of one flower from the Linden lithograph.

Inset of both flowers from the Linden lithograph.

Stanhopea eburnea

Closeups of the Linden lithograph (thanks to Botana Books!)

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Printed References:

Lucien Linden (1896) Journal des Orchidees. Gand, Imprimerie Eug. Vander Haeghen, 347p. [1 Sept: Stanhopea eburnea, p. 183]

Gerald Rodway Feb 1969) "Notes from Glasgow Botanic Garden Orchid Collection," in: Orchid Review 77(908): 38-42.


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