Stanhopea naurayi

Jenny 2005

Native to Peru.

Edited 29 June 2007
© Nina Rach

Puno Dept. This is the newest species of Stanhopea to be published, and information is scarce. It was originally collected by Alfredo Manrique in 2002, in Dept. Puno, Peru; and flowered in cultivation. IPNI lists D. E. Bennett as collector, specimen B-7989. Herbarium sheets: Holotype MOL, isotype Heb. Jenny

William Nauray Huari 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."



Printed References:

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]

Web References:

International Plant Names Index [IPNI],

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

University of Oxford's Peruvian Orchid Expedition 2008,

Eric A. Christenson (August 2000) "San Diego targets Cuzco, Peru," in Orchids magazine, reprint

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