Saturday, August 15, 2015

Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea

This form of Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea is a recently flowered plant that I received in a trade.  The original plant was grown in Germany and this doesn't seem to be a form that is common here in California.  It has flowers that are medium sized at approximately 5 inches across. The yellow color on the petals and sepals is rather intense and the reddish brown stripes are uneven on the upper dorsal sepal.  It will be interesting to see how consistent the flowers are from one year to the next.  Perhaps this plant has more variation in the flowers than I have seen up to this point, since this is the first flowering I have had of this form.

Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea

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  2. Its a beautiful stanhopea and a good nigroviolacea form...!
    J-Luc

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  3. Thank you for the input Jean-Luc! It is good to get feedback from other Stanhopea growers.

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