Friday, January 22, 2010

Stanhopea Bellarensis x Inodora

This one is one of the new stanhopea’s crosses and only been released not long ago. It’s flowering first time this season in my collection and it’s another new introduction for me.

Stanhopea Bellarensis x Inodora quite vigorous plant and very generous with flowers, sending out many spikes during flowering season.

The flowers are quite large, very pleasing light orange color with many purple specs all over the flower, with dark orange centre.

The flowers quite interesting – they have one pair of eyes on the outside of the flower and two pairs of eyes on the inside, making it very unusual feature for a stanhopea orchid. The scent is also interesting, like a combination of light vanilla mixed with herbs, very strong and penetrating and it lingers for a long time.

It’s an absolute delight to see this abundance of beautiful flowers and to watch and to experience magic of another wonderful stanhopea orchid.

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