Return to the Orchid Gallery Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Maybe Stanhopea graveolens

Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 1:55

Flowering sequence from buds. Tentative Id.
Stanhopea graveolens. Orchid growing outside all year as a garden plant. Flowers in Summer.
Stanhopea graveolens

Stanhopea graveolens

Stanhopea graveolens

Stanhopea graveolens


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Maybe Stanhopea graveolens

Looks huge. Your summer/our winter. It looks very healthy, with so many blooms.


 o
RE: Maybe Stanhopea graveolens

Looks like S. graveolens to me. I used to have one and managed to bloom it a few times. This plant has an overwhelming smell of moth balls (naphthalene) to me...and very medicinal. One inflorescence of 5 flowers would fill my house with the smell.

BN


 o
RE: Maybe Stanhopea graveolens

  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 13:18

BN thanks for the support of the ID. Not my orchid, the owner has various types of Stanhopea growing in her garden. Moth balls! Yuk.
Inga, these are big plants and are not often seen at orchid society meetings due to the difficulty of carting them about without damaging the flowers.


 o
RE: Maybe Stanhopea graveolens

Whatever Stanhopea it is, it is lovely.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Orchid Gallery Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here