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Stanhopea What?

This is a discussion on Stanhopea What? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was given this large plant of Stanhopea recently. It has a name which I ...

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    Default Stanhopea What?

    I was given this large plant of Stanhopea recently. It has a name which I don't believe. Its supposed to be a species.
    Does any one recognise it or something close please.




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    Looks a bit like my Stanhopea assidensis, but not sure. Here is a thread where I posted a photo that I found online. I have not bloomed mine yet, so I have no actual photo to compare.

    Beautiful Stanhopea anyway, I hope you get the correct identification.

    Cheers,
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    It didn't take long Bruce. Feed back and a lucky find in a search points to it being,
    Stanhopea Memoria Paul Allen. ecornuta x tigrina.
    The 2 pics I found could have been these but they were taken in 2009.

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    Oh great, I misunderstood. I thought you thought it was a species so I started looking at species photos instead of hybrids. Glad you found its identification!

    Cheers,
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    Your stanhopea is beautiful, Roy. I assume it is fragrant...Betty :-)

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    Yes it is Betty, its very pleasant too. I walked into the orchid house this morning to a room full of beautiful perfume. Not like some Stans, they smell like Tom Cats had been there.

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    Nice one Roy! You had better send it north to escape the rising flood water. I have cleared a spot for it in my shade house and acquired some ti-tree bark yesterday to line the basket.

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    Roy, you are considered lucky to have this beautiful blooms in your greenhouse with the smell fantastic.

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    Zain, these days its not hard to get a plant with a fragrance. Not that I'm into collecting them but one like this is a pleasure. I've had too many over the years that ( as said before ) smell like a Tom Cat has been there.

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