Stanhopea xytriophora

Rchb.f. 1868

Native to Bolivia, Peru.

Edited 12 April 2007
© Nina Rach

Photo by Kelvin M. Bush

Stanhopea xytriophora Rchb.f. 1868

Reichenbach originally cited this species from Peru in 1868. In 1984, Dodson published this species as Stanhopea vasquezii, from a plant that flowered in cultivation after being collected at Cochabamba, Bolivia by J. Kuhn et al., 7 July 1981. The holotype for Stanhopea vasquezii Dodson is in the Selby Herbarium.


Photo at left provided by Kelvin M. Bush, UK.



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Printed References:

Kenneth J. Curry, Lorraine M. McDowell, Walter S. Judd, & William Louis Stern (May 1991) "Osmophores, Floral Features, and Systematics of Stanhopea (Orchidaceae)," in: American Journal of Botany 78(5): 610-623. "The floral fragrance glands (osmophores) of 18 species of Stanhopea and Sievekingia were examined through a series of developmental studies at light and electron microscope levels including late bud stages through postanthesis." [Sievekingia; Stanhopea anfracta, annulata, candida, ecornuta, gibbosa, martiana, oculata, pulla, radiosa, ruckeri, saccata, shuttleworthii, tigrina, vasquezii - now xytriophora, and wardii] Link to abstract:

Calaway H. Dodson (1984) "Stanhopea vasquezii," in: Selbyana 7: 358.

Reichenbach (1868) "Stanhopea xytriophora," in: Gardener's Chron. 842.

Charles Schweinfurth (1961) Orchids of Peru. Chicago Nat. History Museum, pg. 612.

Web References:

International Plant Names Index [IPNI],

Photo from Burleigh Park Orchids, Australia.

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