Stanhopea posadae is relatively new species from Colombia, first been described by Rodrigo Escobar in publication "Native Orchids of Colombia" in 1992 and since then been very desired stanhopea for any collector of these marvelous orchids. It's rather rare in cultivation and I am quite trilled and delighted being able to see this beautiful stanhopea in flower.
The plant and blooms are of medium size with yellow color flowers and dark burgundy spots and the scent is very herbal / spicy with many sharp undertones that lasts a long time. In our hot weather flowers opened up bery quickly, but I managed to take some pictures as the flowers were unfolding.
Stanhopea posadae is another striking, dramatic looking and handsome stanhopea to enchant any stanhopea collector.