Stanhopea maculosa Knowles & Westc. 1839 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Saccata

Photo by Mark Dimmitt


Common Name The Spotted Stanhopea

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found near the southwest Pacific coast and slopes of the Sierras of Nayarit, Colima, Sonora, Michoacan and Guerrero? states of Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte needs a distinct winter dry season to bloom, with a few, crowded, ovoid or narrower, smooth pseduobubls carrying erect, elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the stout, petiolate base leaves with blooming occuring in the late spring and summer on a pendant, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence with inflated, scarious, clasping, broadly ovate bracts and similar floral bracts all carrying fragrant flowers that have a sweet scent of apricots.

Synonyms Stanhopea fregeana Rchb. f. 1855; Stanhopea marshii Rchb.f. 1855; Stanhopea schilleriana Rchb. f. 1874

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as S marshii; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as S fregeana drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as S fregeana photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 9 1962 as S freganadrawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 as S fregeana; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 3 1974 as S fregeana photo fide; Orchid Digest VOl 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 675 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #10 2013 photo fide;