Stanhopea dodsoniana Salazar & Soto Arenas 2001 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Photo by Ruud de Block and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Not S dodsoniana

Not S dodsoniana Inflorescence

Photos by Kelvin Bush

Not S dodsomiana, notice angle on dorsal hypochile and mesochile -this one not 45 degree angle

Another Angle of Not S dodsoniana

Photos by Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Common Name Dodson's Stanhopea [American Botanist current]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found on the southwestern coast of Mexico in the states of Vera Cruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas in wet tropical rainforests and lower motane rainforests at elevations of 150 to 950 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte elliptic, longitudinally sulcate, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical erect, elliptic, plicate, gradually narrowing into the elongate channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, 12" [30 cm] long, 4 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by several, inflated, imbricate, acuminate bracts and floral bracts covering all of the ovarys and carrying large, showy, fragrant flowers. .

I have left the photos labeled not S dodsoniana [they are S occulata] in the encyclopedia to show the angle difference on the dorsal side of the hypochile and mesochile. In S dosoniana it is a 45 degree angle, in the other the angle is much more obtuse.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 in ed; *Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 673 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018