Saturday, June 2, 2012

Stanhopea bucephalus var roezlii

One of my beautiful and rather rare stanhopea's finished it's flowering not long ago - it;s stanhopea bucephalus var roezlii, very nice and special orchid native only to small area of sourthern Ecuador that was discovered in 1830's. In it's native habitat it grows in the altitude of 1500m in the very wet montain forest.

It have very decorative flamboyant looking sculptured flowers of yellow/white tones with many purple dots all over the blooms and the scent is very strong sweet and fruity with a touch of cinnamon in the background. The plant itself is of medium size and the flowers are large, of generous proportions.

This is stunning and rare stanhopea to have in one's collection and I am always delighted in seeing this beauty in blooms.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I am loving the so beautiful and majestic to me, orchid flowers and always gift to my mom and grandmo different kinds of them for our occasions, so do not ask me how many we have! But never seen this kind before and am amazed from its beauty! It seems as an unique flower and am hoping to be able to find it too!
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