Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina - Photo by Richard Lindberg

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. The genus Stanhopea (Stan) contains 55 species growing from Mexico, through Central America and South America.