Stanhopea schilleriana Rchb.f. 1870

SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Saccata

Front View of Flower

Back View of Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Kelvin Bush and His Bush Orchids and Stanhopea Website

Fragrance Full Shade Cold

Common Name Schiller's Stanhopea [German Counsel to Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters on wet rocks in an unknown location as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with ovate, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a singel, apical, erect, plicate, coarse, leathery, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a basal, pendent, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, loosely 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with large, spread, broadly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide;