Stanhopea shuttleworthii Rchb. f. 1876 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Common Name Shuttleworth's Stanhopea [English Orchid collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.4" [7 to 9 cm]

Found in the state of Tolima, Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters in light forests as a medium szied, warm growing epiphyte with ovate, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudsobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, coarse, leathery, lanceolate, plicate, acute , gradually narrowing below into the channelled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendent, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, loosely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with large, spread, broadly triangualr, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo ok; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide;