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- proper noun A
taxonomic genusof orchids, within subfamily Epidendroideaeand family Orchidaceae.
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Stanhopea-like habit of pushing out their flowers at all sorts of deflected angles.
You could never have approached within two hundred paces of a _Stanhopea_, of the _epidendrum odoratum_, of the _datura grandiflora_, with its mantle of snow-white blossoms?
P.S. -- If the Flowers of the Stanhopea are not too old, remove pollen-masses from their pedicels, and stick them with a little liquid pure gum to the stigmatic cavity.
I find I can thus fertilise the flowers, and so I can with Stanhopea, and I suspect that this is the case with your
When one sees such adaptation as this, it would be hopeless to conjecture on the Stanhopea till we know what insect visits it.
How insects act with your Stanhopea I will not pretend to conjecture.
They are two plants of _Stanhopea tigrina_, exhibited by