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Stanhopea tigrina (?)

This is a discussion on Stanhopea tigrina (?) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; congratulation for this bloom Jordan.i can imagine how strong the Fragrance when you compare with ...

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    congratulation for this bloom Jordan.i can imagine how strong the Fragrance when you compare with lady's perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Lookin good! Can you post a pic or the whole plant? I'd like to get an idea of it's size...so many people say that stans are 'too large'.
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    Yea sure lol! I will get a photo of me holding it-hows that sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    It's wonderful, Jordan...Looks like some kind of alien creature! Really nice...Betty
    Ok, so i have an Alien from Aliens orchid, flying dragon alien orchid, now i need a faceclinger orchid!

    Quote Originally Posted by opaline View Post
    Wow!!!! Jordan, this must be an overwhelming experience to be up close and personal. I would opt for tigrina over nig. With your use of chocolate as a description of its fragrance, this makes me opt for Tig. The fragrance is/ should be very overpowering and especially overwhelming in an enclosed setting more so than a vase full of stargazer lillies. As interpretation of fragrance can vary to each sniffer your 'choc' reference and my 'sweet' description would in my memory match. i lost most of my stan collection to a mysterious bacteria/ fungal pathogen but my tigrina and one other? fought back and survived. My tigrina lived in an old 'CAT' work boot for a while but the boot became unsuitable due to age and ware. Tigrinas are tough and have a mature cluster of psbs still in strict isolation. Being a little ignorant of the stans culture early on I must of missed out on a few spikes that must have been aborted due to unsuitable grow culture but hey! still got him and aborting spikes is a very (too easy) decision by the plant and slightest of obstruction e.g gaps not wide enough base of container) and bam, its a gonner. Mine will be cultured mounted when our photoperiod lengthens and spring returns.

    The Nig. in my (not) thorough comparisons have the deep blood red colour breaking up into finer surface pattern as it radiates outwards but as u said -species, var.?????? The fragrance is weak compared to tigs.

    Quite an anti climax unfortunately in the blooms longevity, those euglossia bees must have noses of sniffer dogs, yet the strong fragrance falls into the equation here racing against little time., and the space required can conflict in stans vegative state esp when browsing new acquisitions. Its a love it or hate it abit i think esp wher space is concerned. Very little amazes me as much as this bloomin plant. Exploit its blooms' ephemeral existence.
    That is a shame! Sorry to hear about your Stannies

    Its funny, cause even without the Euglossia bees (we havnt got them in NZ apparently), the flowers still only last a couple of days tops! It is VERY hard to take them to shows!

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    In Orchid Wiz tigrina and nigroviolacea are supposed to be one and the same, when you look at the images it is highly variable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tednz View Post
    In Orchid Wiz tigrina and nigroviolacea are supposed to be one and the same, when you look at the images it is highly variable.
    its got to be those taxonomists again, its a difficult one to decide for and against since the ship has long sailed and the line long vanished between fact and fiction. And totally agree The variants are so considerable image wise but being one to one with a tigrina, the fragrance is something that could never be forgot. Too many people have submitted their two cents now to draw a conclusion and I for one could not prove or atleast submit some evidence to confirm its status as the same or not. Heavily fragrant, sickly and/or sweet ( a tigs trademark) aside its plausible my one is a Nig. not a Tig.???????????

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    It is beautiful, Jordan. bravo.

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    Very nice flower! I think I heard a "pop' too at school!
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    Very impressive bloom Jordan. Interesting about the 'pop' - I know of fruits and seeds popping but not flowers. Would love to have experienced that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchids^_^ View Post
    Very nice flower! I think I heard a "pop' too at school!
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    Haha, it was pretty loud!

    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Very impressive bloom Jordan. Interesting about the 'pop' - I know of fruits and seeds popping but not flowers. Would love to have experienced that.
    Stanhopeas are known for the pop that the opening buds produce, first time i have heard it, but now i wont laugh at the old guys at the society who say they hear pops from the stannies all the time!

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    Congratulation kiwi very cool species and love the color I personally think that it is nigro, I also got this species very huge in my collection but refused to bloom than I abandoned it. Got tigrina but very slow growing and stunted maybe cold growing species.

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    Wow, Jordan - that is an amazing bloom, and great story - mothers are SO useful! Can't exactly say it's beautiful, but it IS an eye-catcher (and, I gather, nose as well)! Nice work.

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