Stanhopea greerii Jenny 2000 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii
Another Angle Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding
Another Plant Photos courtesy of Tennis Maynard
Common Name Greer's Stanhopea [Australian Orchid Enthusiast current]
Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]
A newly named species from Moyombamba in the San Marcos region of Peru at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, oval, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, plicate, coarse and leathery, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, 6" [15 cm] long, 2 to 5 [7 ]flowered inflorescence envelop[ed completely by large, broadly triangular, acute bracts .
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 3 2000 photo; Oasis Vol 1 No 4 2000; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide