Stanhopea tigrina Bateman ex Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS Stanhopea SECTION Saccata Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Angle Photo by © Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Tiger-Like Stanhopea

Flower Size to 8" [to 20 cm]

A cool to warm growing, Mexican, medium sized, epiphytic species found at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters with ovoid, slightly compressed, dark green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic, petiolate, dark green leaf that blooms on a pendulous, 2 to 8 flowered, 6" [15 cm] long inflorescence that is subtended by large, chartaceous bracts, and carries large, fragrant flowers occuring in the sumer and fall.

Synonyms Epidendrum fragrantissimum Sessť & Mocino 1887; Maxillaria lyncea Lindl. 1842; Stanhopea expansa P.N.Don 1845; Stanhopea nigroviolacea Morren ex Beer 1854; Stanhopea tigrina var. atrata hort. ex Loddiges 1844; Stanhopea tigrina var. aurea hort. ex Stein 1892; Stanhopea tigrina var. aureo-purpurea Ch.Morren 1845; Stanhopea tigrina var.grandiflora hort.ex Hennig; Stanhopea tigrina var. grandiflora hort. ex Stein 1892; Stanhopea tigrina var. grandiflora hort. ex De Duren 1884; Stanhopea tigrina var. grandiflora superba hort.ex Cogniaux 1902 ; Stanhopea tigrina var. latimaculata hort. ex Dietrich 1855; Stanhopea tigrina var. luteolo-violacea Ch. Morren 1845; Stanhopea tigrina var. lutescens B.S.Williams 1851; Stanhopea tigrina var.major hort. 1861; Stanhopea tigrina var. major superba hort. ex Josst 1851; Stanhopea tigrina var. nigropurpurea hort 1861; Stanhopea tigrina var. purpurea hort. ex Loddiges 1844; Stanhopea tigrina var. speciosa hort. 1855; Stanhopea tigrina var. splendens Kraenzlin 1907; Stanhopea tigrina var. superba hort. ex Henshall 1845; Stanhopea tigrina var. superba hort ex Planchon 1858; Stanhopea tigrina var. superba van Houtte 1851; Stanhopea violacea Hort. ex Beer 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo/drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 12 1999 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 678 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo; Caesiana Vol 22 Stanhopea Part 2 Jenny 2004 drawing/photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide

Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea Morren 1845 - See Stanhopea nigroviolacea Morren ex Beer 1854 Photo courtesy ofGreg and Kerri Steenbeeke and their Orkology Kreations Website

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A hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms on a pendant, one to two flowered inflorescence subtended by large, chartaceous bracts and occuring in the fall.

~Stanhopea tigrina var. superba hort. ex Henshall 1845 - See Stanhopea tigrina Bateman ex Lindl. 1838 Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright ©

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