Stanhopea embreei

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Stanhopea embreei
Stanhopea embreei Orchi 001.jpg
Stanhopea embreei flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
Subtribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: S. embreei
Binomial name
Stanhopea embreei

Stanhopea embreei is a species of orchid.

The classification of this species was published by Calaway H. Dodson in Selbyana, 1: 128. 1975. The original isotype was collected by Dodson.

Distribution: Cañar (Ecuador, Western South America, Southern America).

The holotype is kept at SEL.

Etymology: This species is named for Alvin Embree, an American orchidologist.

Molecular analysis by Whitten al. revealed the major chemical component of this species fragrance is trans-methyl cinnamate.

Closely related species are Stanhopea frymirei & Stanhopea jenischiana based on molecular data.



  • International Plant Names Index
  • Stanhopea Pages
  • Norris H. Williams & W. Mark Whitten, Molecular phylogeny and floral fragrances of male euglossine bee-pollinated orchids: A study of Stanhopea (Orchidaceae). Plant Species Biology (1999) 14, 129-136.

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