Stanhopea wardii

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Stanhopea wardii                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Lindley)  Loddiges, George
  published in        Sertum Orchidaceum  t . 20    1 sep. 1838
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Stanhopeinae
  genus Stanhopea  (Hooker) Frost  1829

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins cloud forests in Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala (Quetzaltenango,Zacapa), Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica,
    Panama (Coclè, Chiriquì), Venezuela (Aragua, Bolivar, Miranda, Zulia), Peru (San Martin)
  altitude 800 - 1600 m  (2640 - 5280 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Los Tequez (Miranda, Venezuela)  
    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1200 m / 3960 ft) :
    Stanhopea wardii b gr uk
  photoperiod in Los Tequez this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 41m' to 11 h 19 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low to partial shade
inflorescence     length 25 cm (10"), basal  
  nr flowers 6 - 8, fragrants
  size single flower  11 L 11 cm  (4.4" L 4.4") - inflorescence  26 L 24 cm  (10.4" L 9.6")
  duration inflorescence4 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 - 80 days 
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