Stanhopea intermedia Klotzsch 1898 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Saccata

Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids


Not checked by Jenny

Common Name The Medium Sized Stanhopea

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm]

Found on the Pacific slope in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico on trees and rocks in ravines and rather humid oak-pine forests at elevations around 900 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with slightly flattened, almost smooth pseudobulbs carrying yellowish-green leaves with a short petiole and blooms in the summer and early fall on a pendant, 2 to 3 flowered, short inflorescence with 4 imbricating bracts and conduplicate floral bracts all carrying very fragrant, large flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 9 1962 drawing fide; AOS Bullertin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo/drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo drawing/fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018