Stanhopea shuttleworthii Rchb. f. 1876 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Another Flower Angle Photo by Dick Hartley Foxdale Orchids

Side View of Flower Photo by Dr George Kennedy

Common Name Shuttleworth's Stanhopea [English Orchid collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.4" [7 to 9 cm]

Found in the state of Tolima, Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters in light forests as a medium szied, warm growing epiphyte with ovate, strongly ribbed and furrowed with age pseudsobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, coarse, leathery, lanceolate, plicate, acute , gradually narrowing below into the channelled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendent, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, loosely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with large, spread, broadly triangualr, acute floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 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; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide;