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Dodson, C. H. (1975). CLARIFICA TION OF SOME NOMENCLA TURE IN THE GENUS STANHOPEA (ORCHIDACEAE). Selbyana, 1(1), 46–55. Retrieved from


Members of the genus Stanhopea are of sufficient horticultural im- portance that species names are significant to orchid growers. Most orchid growers have at least one or two stanhopea plants in their collections be- cause of their bizarre flowers. Unfortunately, many of them are misidenti- fied o~ are carrying names which are invalid. Some of these result from errors !made by early taxonomists and others are of horticultural origin. NamesI known in horticulture which need clarification are discussed below.


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