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.