Stanhopea lewisae Ames & Correll 1942

Photos by Doug Pulley


Common Name Lewis' Stanhopea [American Orchid Enthusiast and Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size [6 to 8 cm]

Found in Guatemala as a natural hybrid between S. ecornuta and S. inodora in very hot lowland forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oval, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into he petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a basal, pendent, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, normally 2 flowered inflorescence enveloped by large, spread, broadly triangular, acute floral bracts carrying fragrant flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 9 1962 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018