Stanhopea stevensonii (Mejia & Escobar) Jenny 1994 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Wardii

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Clone

Photo courtesy of Rod Rice and Oasis the Journal

FragranceFull shadeCool Cool Summer

Common Name Stevenson's Stanhopea

Flower Size 4.8 to 5.6" [12 to 14 cm]

Found in Meta Colombia as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ribbed and furrowed with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coarse, leathery, plicate, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the channelled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, pendant, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with large, spread, broadly triangualr, acute floral bracts and carrying up to 15 fragrant [mothballs] flowers.

Synonyms Stanhopea bolivarensis Mejia & Escobar 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids VOl 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide;