Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Stanhopea embreei

Stanhopea embreei, a lovely Stanhopea species from western Ecuador and Peru where it grows in Andean cloud forests.  This particular clone, however, is missing the eye spot on the lip (for you Stanhopea afficionados) which was initially misleading.  I bought it years ago as a seedling of Stanhopea wardii x self from Carter and Holmes Orchids (a wonderful nursery with a wide variety of orchids at reasonable prices).  After some discussion in the orchid groups on Facebook, the consensus is embreei, both because of the lip & column shape and also because my other embreei is also blooming right now.

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