Friday, April 17, 2009

Stanhopea oculata var mexicana Fowlie


Here is another stanhopea from my collection – stanhopea oculata var mexicana Fowlie. Even though it’s very old variety, being around since 1830’s, not many plants of this variety seen in cultivation.
It’s a beautiful stanhopea with very delicate dramatic looking flowers – distinct bright pink spots on pristine white color background with strong heady vanilla/spices scent.
At the end of flowering season, in early autumn my plant always sends out a few spikes with 4 or 5 flowers on each spike. This orchid would be much desired addition to any stanhopea collection.

7 comments:

Fran6Q said...

Congratulations on your beautiful collection. Keep at it. Thanks.
Fran.

buedamau said...

this new aditions to your gartden always surprise me, they are endless!! and beautiful too ;P

essenceoftime said...

Thank you for appreciating these beautiful creations of Nature.

City Diggity said...

Wow! It's a beauty. How does one get seeds? Cheers!

Sashindoubutsu said...

Wow... The flowers are so beautiful! My parent love orchids but we don't have any of these. We own just a few. You have a very nice collection of photos and I love looking at them.. Thanks for sharing.. I'm following you now..^^

MaX said...

What a lineup! Thought you may be interested to see what popped here in Noosa this season (autumn). Mine grow mainly under a big spreading poinciana tree.
http://hmrmud.blogspot.com/

MadPachy said...

Amazing, the flowers are very beautiful with fantastic pattern.
I live in Europe, it available also here?
Ciao