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Orchid Species: Cattleya anceps

Kew currently accepted name is Laelia anceps

Cattleya anceps is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Beer in 1854. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Laelia anceps.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
anceps
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Beer
Year
1854
ORIGIN: This is a medium sized, warm to cool growing species from Mexico and Honduras and is found from altitudes of 500-1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: An epiphyte in coffee plantations, pastures, oak and oak/pine forests with a solitary leaf in tall scattered oaks, or on rocks below them or in pastures and coffee plantations, often in full sunlight, with ovate-oblong, compressed, edges acute, flattened-sides, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 1 or rarely 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, leathery, acute leaves that is an autumn to spring blooming plant with 2 to 6 scented, long-lasting flowers in a terminal cluster, per 2 to 4' [60 to 120 cm] long, alternately sheathed inflorescence, that needs a dry winter rest.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 5 inches [6.25 to 12.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Laelia L anceps 1835 Rchb.f.
Add+ Laelia L dawsonii 1902 (J.Anderson) Crawshay
Add+ Laelia L mottae 2014 Archila
Add+ Laelia L anceps barkeriana
Add+ Laelia L barkeriana 1837 Knowles & Westc.
Add+ Laelia L hallidayana 1902 (O'Brien) Crawshay
Add+ Laelia L sanderiana 1902 (Rchb.f.) Crawshay
Add+ Laelia L schroederae 1902 Crawshay
Add+ Laelia L schroederiana 1902 (Rchb.f.) Crawshay
Add+ Amalia Amalia anceps 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Bletia Bletia anceps 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Laelia L anceps h.f. sanderiana
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom anceps 2016 (Lindl.) Peraza & Carnevali
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom dawsonii 2016 (J.Anderson) Peraza & Carnevali
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom mottae 2016 (Archila, Chiron, Szlach. & Pérez-García) Peraza & Carnevali
Most awarded/recent cultivars: L. anceps 'Royale Splash' (4 awards in 2016) L. anceps 'D.U.' (2 awards in 2017) L. anceps h.f. veitchiana 'Fort Caroline' (2 awards from 1985 to 2017) L. anceps h.f. lineata 'SanBar Striata Nana' (2 awards from 2014 to 2017) L. anceps h.f. coerulea 'Fort Caroline' (2 awards from 2011 to 2017) L. anceps 'Eisenheim' (2 awards from 2014 to 2016) L. anceps 'Craig' (2 awards in 2015) L. anceps 'Jody' (2 awards in 2015) L. anceps 'Franz' (2 awards from 2014 to 2015) L. anceps h.f. lineata 'El Chingon' (2 awards in 2014) L. anceps 'Kathleen' (2 awards from 2011 to 2013) L. anceps 'Gloriosa Bathurst #3' (2 awards in 2012) L. anceps 'SanBar Pink Perfection' (2 awards from 2010 to 2011) L. anceps 'Brylea' (2 awards from 2008 to 2010) L. anceps f. alba 'Marge Soule' (2 awards from 2006 to 2010) L. anceps var. chamberlainiana 'Nadjmeljkuti' (2 awards in 2008) L. anceps 'Caitlin' (2 awards in 2006) L. anceps 'Stoneleigh' (2 awards from 2001 to 2002) L. anceps 'Florence' (2 awards in 1998) L. anceps var. lineata 'Four Feathers' (2019)
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