Stanhopea kroliana Gioria & Campacci 2021 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Front View of Flower

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo/Drawing by Marco Campacci

FragrantPart shade WarmCool LATERSpring

Common Name Krol's Stanhopea [Otair dos Santos Krol, Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in the transition zone betweeen the Atlantic rainforest and the Brazilian Savanna at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool, humus growing epiphyte with green, clustered, oval, apically elongate, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, plicate, dark green, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a basal, pendent, short, provided with papery sheaths, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileras 17 Campacci 2021 drawing/photos fide