Native to Colombia.
Edited 14 April 2003
© Nina Rach
These two photos show a plant blooming 29 November 2001 in my collection in Houston, Texas. The flowers were bright orange with a distinct dark eye spot on the hypochile, and fat, chunky horns. There were virtually no markings on the sepals and petals.
This seems to be similar to the color photo of Stanhopea impressa by Dr. George Kennedy, as published in Jenny (1993), page 24. That plant was found in Pueblorico, Darien, Colombia. My plants of Stanhopea impressa have bloomed paler than this, however. This looks different from the photo of Stanhopea wardii on pg. 28, in that there is no elongated mesochile, the horns are chunky and seem to arise from the base of the hypochile.
Rudolf Jenny (Jan-Feb-Mar 1993) 'The Genus Stanhopea in Colombia,' in: Orchid Digest 57(1): 17.
[S. annulata, candida, connata, florida, grandiflora, x herrenhusana, impressa, jenischiana, oculata, ospinae, platyceras, pulla, reichenbachiana, rodigasiana, shuttleworthii, tricornis, wardii;
color photo of Stanhopea impressa, by Dr. George Kennedy on pg. 24.]
International Plant Names Index [IPNI],
Stanhopea impressa, from The Stanhopea Pages