Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina - Flower photo by Richard LindbergStanhopea tigrina - Flower photo by Richard LindbergStanhopea tigrina - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Stanhopea (Stan) contains 55 species growing from Mexico, through Central America and South America.

Stanhopea tigrina grows in Mexico at about 2000 feet. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant and blooms in the summer and fall. The flowers are pendant and last only 3 to 5 days.

This plant is suspended on a rope. There are perhaps 30 pseudobulbs growing out in all directions.

08/01/2011 - Bloomed, Blog entry

07/13/2011 - Spikes, Blog entry

08/08/2010 - Bloomed, Blog entry

06/01/2003 - Bought from Napa Valley Orchids on a whim.

TRIBE: Gongoreae     SUBTRIBE: Stanhopeinae