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Family: ORCHIDACEAE 

 Stanhopea tigrina
 
  
Author:  James Bateman 1838
Family:  Orchidaceae
Habitat:  Mexico
Soil:  Epiphytic; sphagnum
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3,5-4 centimetres
Height:  35 centimetres
Flower:  Crème colour/Dark pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Pseudobulbs
Pop names:  The Tiger-Like Stanhopea
Synonyms:  Stanhopea nigroviolacea (C. Morren) Morren ex Beer 1854. Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea C. Morren 1845

   This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by James Bateman in 1838. It is found in Mexico, growing as an epiphyte below 1100  meters. It thrives with some to lots of water and some sun. The plant can grow to 35 centimetres and the amassing flower up to 20 centimetres across. The pseudubulbs grow to 3,5 to 4 centimetres in diameter.