Stanhopea tigrina

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Stanhopea tigrina, Batem. Lvs. and pseudobulbs as in the genus: scape short, pendulous, clothed with large, thin brown scales: fls. 6 in. across, waxy and very fragrant; sepals broadly ovate, concave; petals oblong-lanceolate, both dingy yellow mottled toward the base with large blotches of dull purple; hypochil broad, cup-shaped; horns 1 in. long, fleshy, bent forward at right angles; middle lobe rhomboid, with 3 fleshy teeth at the apex; column large, spatulate. Mex. B.M.4197. B.R.25:1. G.M.32:398; 38:149. F.1845:59. G.C. III. 4:481. C.O.7.-One of the most striking forms among orchids. Var. lutescens, Hort. Brilliant yellow to orange marked with chocolate. Guatemala. Var. superba, Hort. Van Houtte. Fls. yellow, with the sepals and petals heavily blotched with reddish brown. F.S. 7:713-15. G.M. 51:625. Var. atrata, Hort., is advertised. Var. splendens, Hort., had deeper-colored fls. CH

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