Stanhopea marylenae Archila, Chiron & Pérez-García 2014 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

TYPE Drawing

Photo/drawing by © Fredy Archila

Common Name Marylena's Stanhopea [Marylena Casasola Diaz de Paz Guatemalan cultivator of the species]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Chimaltenango department of Guatemala in low montane, cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with obliquely pyriform, strongly sulcate, olive green, pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, plicate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendent, normally 3 flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to S graveolens but differs in the pleasant sweet scent, by its yellow color with pink spots on its white labellum, vs orange, the lateral sepals are obliquely elliptical vs orbicular and the hypochile is elongated with 2 bumps, the distal oblique and orbicular vs a thick hypochile." Archila, Chiron & Pérez-García 2014


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Richardiana 15: 100 Archila, Chiron & Pérez-García 2014 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018