A Stanhopea-species with big flowers, up to 18 cm.
The illustrations here come from a plant that survived 'since ever' in a hughe paper
production factory in Zarnesti, Braşov district Rumania.
Many of those hughe factories (all kind) used the spare heat to heat
hughe greenhouses. In those greenhouse flowers ware grown or vegetables
such as salads, tomatoes, peperonies, ...
I grow a Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea in my temperate greenhouse, bright and the compost almost never drys
Also take a look at The Astonishing
the upside-down orchids
part 1 & 2
- part 1:
S. anfracta to S.
- part 2:
S. nigripes to S.
Italian Journal of Orchidology &
Journal of the European Orchid Council (till 2010).