Stanhopea jenischiana Kramer ex Rchb. f. 1852 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Another angle Photos by Patricia Harding

Another clone Photo by Marc Phillipe and his Orchid Homepage


Common Name Jenisch's Stanhopea [German Orchid Enthusiast late 1800's

Flower Size to 6" [to 15 cm]

Found in Panama?, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on the western slopes of the Andes in montane areas with a distinct dry season at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial on steep shaded roadbanks with ribbed, globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, gradually narrows below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer arising on a mature pseudobulb, basal, pendant to lateral, racemose, 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [4 to 7] flowered inflorescence with large, chartaceous bracts and carrying cinnamon to fruity scented flowers.

Remember to give this one a dry winter rest if you want it to bloom!!

Related to S frymirei and S embreei where all three can be found in Ecuador but not together, as none of their ranges overlap or create hybrids.

Synonyms Anguloa grandiflora (Humb. & Bonpl.) Kunth 1816; Epidendrum grandiflorum Humb & Bonpl. 1806; Stanhopea bucephalus var. guttata Lindl.; Stanhopea bucephalus var. jenischiana E.Regel 1874; Stanhopea bucephalus var.roezlii E.Regel 1874; Stanhopea grandiflora (Humb. & Bonpl.)Rchb. f. 1863; Stanhopea grandiflora var. jenischiana Rchb.f. 1863; Stanhopea guttata Beer 1854; Stanhopea hoppii Schltr.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:82 Schlechter 1924; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing OK; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 322 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0176 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #12 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;