Stanhopea naurayi Jenny 2005 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii Photo by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

FragranceFull shadeWarm to Hot

Common Name Nauray's Stanhopea [Peruvian Orchid Botanist current]

Flower Size 3.5" [7 cm]

Found in Puno Peru without locality with clustered, ovoid, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs always carrying but a single, plicate, coarse, leathery, lanceoalte, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendent, to 8" [20 cm] long, to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped by large, spead out triangular, acute bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

The photo above has Stanhopea naurayi to the left and Stanhopea oculata to the right

Similar to Stanhopea oculata but differs in that this one is 1/3 smaller and has the epichile and hypochile are similar in width, in S oculata which has the hypochile that is much narrower than the epichile.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteria 5:77 Jenny & Nauray 2004 drawing/photo fide