Saturday, June 8, 2013

Stanhopea anfracta

This beautiful stanhopea bloomed right at the end of our flowering season and it's stanhopea anfracta, special orchid from Peru, from the eastern side of the Andes.

It was first discovered in late 1890,s and susequently ended up in Shuttleworth's collection in Heaton, England who first documented this specie.

My stanhopea anfracta is a pale form of this specie and there are many vartations to this stanhopea - it very variable in color from pristine white to darker, almost orange hues.

It;s beautiful stanhopea with heavenly scent that have many layers to it - initial strong sweet/herbal mixture that follows by strong scent of murrh - an absolute delight! Beautiful creation of Nature and another special stanhopea for any collector of these unique orchids.

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