Native to Colombia.
Edited 9 May 2007
© Nina Rach
This Colombian species was initially described by Mejia & Rodrigo Escobar in 1972.
In 1994, Rudolf Jenny wrote in Caesiana that it this name was merely a synonym of Stanhopea stevensonii.
Jenny later said that the name Stanhopea stevensonii was invalid, that the plant is actually Stanhopea graveolens Lindley.
Grows cool to cold.
Rudolf Jenny (1995) "The Gongorinae: 7. Stanhopea: part 14," in: Caesiana no. 4, pp. -. [Stanhopea bolivarensis; S. x herrenhusana, S. x horichiana, S. x lewisae and S. x thienii]
Rudolf Jenny (1994) "The Gongorinae: 7. Stanhopea: part 13," in: Caesiana 3:17. [Stanhopea avicula, S. guttulata, and Stanhopea stevensonii (Mejia & R.Escobar) ex Jenny 1994 spec.nov.]
Rudolf Jenny (Dec. 2003) "The Genus Stanhopea. Part 1: S. anfracta to S. napoensis," in: Caesiana 21, Supplement. 200 color photos, 160 p., Italian/English, covers 32 species.
Mejia & Rodrigo Escobar R. (1972) "Stanhopea bolivarensis," in: . [original publication]
International Plant Names Index [IPNI],
Stanhopea names in Index Kewensis: