Stanhopea frymirei Dodson 1975 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Dale Borders.

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

Common Name Frymire's Stanhopea [American Botanist late 20th century]

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Ecuador in Manabi and Guayas departments on hilltops mostly epiphytic but sometimes on steep roadbanks as a terrestrial - Alt 50-500 meters - Flowers in Summer and Autumn - High humidity and bright light - Warm

Found in Western Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 25 to 500 meters on the summits of coastal mountains with ribbed, ovate, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, broadly elliptic, acute, gradually narrows below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a pendant, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [5 to 9] flowered inflorescence partially enveloped by large chartaceous bracts with large, fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 320 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as S sp photo fide

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