Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina - Flower photo by Richard LindbergStanhopea tigrina - Flower photo by Richard LindbergStanhopea tigrina - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe orchid society meeting is Friday. I doubt that any of the flowers will be open but there is still a bud. Getting a blooming Stanhopea safely moved and set up for display is quite a challenge but having even a single flower to display is rare enough to warrant the effort.

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.

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  1. This plant is amazing, saw one in bloom at a AOS gathering last week. Beautiful specimen.

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