Stanhopea martiana Bateman ex Lindl. 1940 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Saccata

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids


Common Name The Sea Side Stanhopea

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico as a medium sized, cool to hot growing lithophyte on rocks in open oak forests occuring around [750]1200 to 2100 meters in elevation with a few, clustered, ovoid, deeply rugose pseudobulbs enveloped partially below by scarious bracts that become fibrous with age and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, plicate, acuminate, erect, gradually narrows below in to the stout petiole and blooms in the late spring and summer on a pendant, often 2 flowered, to 8" + [20 cm] long inflorescence with ovate clasping bracts and narrower floral bracts and has waxy, large, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Stanhopea implicata hort. ex Lindl. 1852; Stanhopea uncinata Drapiez 1842; Stanhopea velata Morren 1847

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo/drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 3 2000 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 676 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Caesiana 21 Stanhopea Part 1 Jenny 2003 photo/drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 4 2008 photo; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo fide;