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Stanhopea grandiflora 'Gran Sabana' × self
Number: TN8481
Name: Stanhopea grandiflora 'Gran Sabana' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers
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Pod Parent Closeup of Flower
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Pod Parent Flower
Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN2871 effort of 2001.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 88°F, nights 70°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of grandiflora   From Latin "grandiflorus" large-flowered. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Stanhopea   In honor of Philip Henry, 4th Earl of Stanhope, president of the London Medico-Botanical Society during the early part of the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of grandiflora   gran-di-FLOE-ra (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Stanhopea   stan-HOPE-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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ESTABLISHED SEEDLINGS of these are not currently available, but we have some maturing in the greenhouse and expect to offer them in the future. There are 2 items with 9 to 12 plants per item (2 are compots) that will be considered for sale later.

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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Widely distributed from Trinidad, British Guiana, northern Brazil, the Guyanas, Venezuela, and Colombia where they grow on spurs of the eastern slopes of the Andes at 350-3300 ft. (100-1000 m). In Venezuela, plants are found in the state of Bolivar between El Dorado and Sta. Elena. In Amazonas, plants have been found at Alto Orinoco and Tamá-Tamá at 400 ft. (120 m). Plants have also been collected in Guatopo and Canaima provinces. In Trinidad, plants have been found on Government House grounds, Tamana Mountain, and Brickfield. In Surinam, these orchids are found primarily in the northern coastal lowlands along rivers and creeks. In British Guiana plants were found along the upper Rupunumi River near Dadanawa at 245'N, and between the Rupununi and Kuyuwini Rivers at about 210'N growing epiphytically at the edge of the forest. Stanhopea grandiflora is usually found in warm, moist rainforests. Plants grow near moving or standing water and are often found on branches that hang down over the water. Mexico is often listed as part of the habitat, but Williams (1951) doubted that record and reported that he was unable to place this species to his satisfaction. He suggested that Schlechter's report might have been erroneous.
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