Stanhopea fowlieana Jenny 1993 Photo by Rudolf Jenny

Another Flower Photo by Ron Parsons

Another Flower

Another Flower Angle Photos by David Hunt

Common Name Fowlie's Stanhopea [Orchid Enthusiast and Editor of Orchid Digest 1900's]

Flower Size 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with densely clustered, round to ovate, edged, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, plicate, broadly lanceolate, acute, leathery, gradually narrowing below in to the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal pendant, to 6" [15 cm] long, 2 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 to 6, large, chartaceous, imbricating, acute-lanceolate bracts and carrying large, fragrant flowers

A natural hybrid between S costaricensis and S ecornuta.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 photo hmm. *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 5 2008 photo;