Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: Stan. tigrina
Binomial name
Stanhopea tigrina
Bateman ex Lindl. 1838

Stanhopea tigrina is an species of the genus Stanhopea.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with three to eight 20 cm wide fragrant flowers.


The plant is found growing in Mexico at elevations below 1100 meters


Plant should be grown in shade. Keep in cool to intermediate temperatures and water regularly. Pot in medium fir bark or sphagnum moss. Keep humidity high. Plants are usually grown in baskets.


Common Name: The Tiger-Like Stanhopea


  1. Epidendrum fragrantissimum Sessé & Mocino 1887
  2. Maxillaria lyncea Lindl. 1842
  3. Stanhopea expansa P.N.Don 1845
  4. Stanhopea nigroviolacea Morren ex Beer 1854
  5. Stanhopea tigrina var. atrata hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  6. Stanhopea tigrina var. aurea hort. ex Stein 1892
  7. Stanhopea tigrina var. aureo-purpurea Ch.Morren 1845
  8. Stanhopea tigrina var.grandiflora hort.ex Hennig
  9. Stanhopea tigrina var. grandiflora hort. ex Stein 1892
  10. Stanhopea tigrina var. grandiflora hort. ex De Duren 1884
  11. Stanhopea tigrina var. grandiflora superba hort.ex Cogniaux 1902
  12. Stanhopea tigrina var. latimaculata hort. ex Dietrich 1855
  13. Stanhopea tigrina var. luteolo-violacea Ch. Morren 1845
  14. Stanhopea tigrina var. lutescens B.S.Williams 1851
  15. Stanhopea tigrina var.major hort. 1861
  16. Stanhopea tigrina var. major superba hort. ex Josst 1851
  17. Stanhopea tigrina var. nigropurpurea hort 1861
  18. Stanhopea tigrina var. purpurea hort. ex Loddiges 1844
  19. Stanhopea tigrina var. speciosa hort. 1855
  20. Stanhopea tigrina var. splendens Kraenzlin 1907
  21. Stanhopea tigrina var. superba hort. ex Henshall 1845
  22. Stanhopea tigrina var. superba hort ex Planchon 1858
  23. Stanhopea tigrina var. superba van Houtte 1851
  24. Stanhopea violacea Hort. ex Beer 1863

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