Native to Peru.
Edited 29 June 2007
© Nina Rach
The specific name honors William Nauray Huari (artist of Fig. 1 in the original publication in Lankesteriana). He is a Peruvian national and Ph.D. candidate at Universitat de Girona (Spain) working under Prof. Norma Salinas Revilla. His research project, "Systematic and biogeography of the genus Telipogon Kunth," is partially funded by a 2007 Wayqecha research grant and a 2005-06 WWF Education for Nature program Russell E. Train fellowship.
Nauray earned a BSc in biology and an MSc in botany at the National University of Cusco. As a student, Nauray studied the orchids of Wiñay Wayna, an orchid-rich, cloud-forest portion of the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and contributed to the Cesar Vargas Herbarium (CUZ) at the University of Cuzco. He is a co-author of the book "Orchids of Machu Picchu."
Rudolf Jenny (30 April 2005) "_______," in: Lankesteriana 5(1): 77 (-79, figs. 1-2)
José Roque and Blanca León (December 2006) "Orchidaceae endemicas del Perú," in: Rev. Peru. Biol., 13(2): 759s-878s. Link:
[Stanhopea deltoidea, greeri, haseloviana, manriquei, marizaiana, moliana, naurayi, nigripes, peruviana]
International Plant Names Index [IPNI],
Orchid Research Newsletter No. 47 (Jan. 2006), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew,
University of Oxford's Peruvian Orchid Expedition 2008,
Eric A. Christenson (August 2000) "San Diego targets Cuzco, Peru," in Orchids magazine, reprint