Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Stanhopea inodora 'Pt. Loma' HCC/AOS
Stanhopea inodora 'Pt. Loma' HCC/AOS. This outrageous looking orchid is pollinated by large bees and hails from Mexico, Belize and Nicaragua at around 2000-5000 feet. While most Stanhopea are known for their powerful fragrances, Stanhopea inodora has very little fragrance, hence, the name. It also tends to last a little longer than most, probably because it is not under the stress of pumping out massive amounts of fragrance.