Stanhopea tigrina

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Stanhopea tigrina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
Subtribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Stanhopea
Species: S. tigrina
Binomial name
Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina is a species of plant in the Orchidaceae family endemic to Mexico

Bottom-flowering orchid s.tigrina
Stanhopea tigrina

A characteristic of this orchid is the way the flower comes from the bottom . Grown in a normal pot means the flower is stalled with the roots. Even botanical gardens have fallen for this trap.


  • Bateman ex Lindl., Sert. Orchid.: t. 1 (1838).
  • Hernández, F. (Casimiro Gómez Ortega). 1790. Francisci Hernandi, medici atque historici Philippi II, Hispan et Indiar. Regis, et totius novi orbis archiatri, opera : cum edita, tum inedita, ad autographi fidem et integritatem expressa, impensa et jussu regio Vol. I, Libro IV, p. 406.

External links[edit]

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