Friday, February 6, 2009

Stanhopea spp.ornatissima

This beautiful stanhopea is rather rare, not often seen and another recent addition to my collection. It grows in hot humid forests of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and mid-season flowering variety for our climate.
Its flowers are huge with beautiful burgundy color marks and scent is very strong vanilla/cinnamon. The flowers are quite hard and fleshy, but appear very delicate and graceful.
This season it developed four flower spikes with four flowers on each spike making it quite a display of flowers and scents. This orchid is much desired addition to any stanhopea collection.

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