This “gold” colored form of stanhopea tigrina from my collection currently in flower. Its rare variety albescens and it’s presenting all characteristics of tigrina’s blooms, except tigrina’s colors.
The blooms are very large, measuring more than 26 cm across with two flowers developing on each flower spike. This variety have very large and broad lip and long wide horns. The scent is intense, penetrating strong vanilla smell that lingers for a very long time.
Stanhopea tigrina var albescens is another beautiful and unusual orchid for collectors of these unique orchids and it delights with its distinctive appearance and blooms.