Stanhopea posadae Jenny & Braem 1993 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Photos by Markus Hirschler

Side View

Type Photo by Rudolph Jenny

FragranceFull shadeCool Summer

Common Name Posada's Stanhopea [Colombian Orchid Grower now]

Flower Size 4" to 5 1/2" [10 to 14 cm]

Found in Colombia as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, longitudinally grooved with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, lanceolate, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the terete, channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with large, spread, broadly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying up to 12, fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as S sp # 4072 photo fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo fide; 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; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide;