Stanhopea jenischiana Kramer ex Rchb. f. 1851 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Another angle Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding

Another clone Photo courtesy of Marc Phillipe and his Orchid Homepage

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Common Name Jenisch's Stanhopea [German Orchid Enthusiast late 1800's

Flower Size to 6" [to 15 cm]

Found in Panama?, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on the western slopes of the Andes in montane areas with a distinct dry season at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial on steep shaded roadbanks with ribbed, globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, gradually narrows below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendant to lateral, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [4 to 7] flowered inflorescence with large, chartaceous bracts and arising on a mature pseudobulb. Remember to give this one a dry winter rest if you want it to bloom!!

Related to S frymirei and S embreei where all three can be found in Ecuador but not together, as none of their ranges overlap or create hybrids.

Synonyms Anguloa grandiflora (Humb. & Bonpl.) Kunth 1816; Epidendrum grandiflorum Humb & Bonpl. 1806; Stanhopea bucephalus var. guttata Lindl.; Stanhopea bucephalus var. jenischiana E.Regel 1874; Stanhopea bucephalus var.roezlii E.Regel 1874; Stanhopea grandiflora (Humb. & Bonpl.)Rchb. f. 1863; Stanhopea grandiflora var. jenischiana Rchb.f. 1863; Stanhopea guttata Beer 1854; Stanhopea hoppii Schltr.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:82 Schlechter 1924; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing OK; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 322 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0176 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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