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Orchid Species: Cattleya coccinea

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya coccinea is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1836.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: From southeastern Brazil [Rio de Janeiro to Rio do Sul States] mainly in the tropical coastal forest [mata atlantica] that covers the coastal mountain range [Serra do Mar] at elevations of 650 to 1670 meters in warm to cool montane forests on slender moss covered trees or on rocks in sheltered or exposed conditions.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte or sometimes lithophyte with fusiform, closely packed pseudobulbs with a single elliptic, erect, coriaceous, 2 1/2 leaf with the midrib being a red line, that blooms in spring and again sometimes in the fall on an apical, erect to arching, 1.2 to 3 [3 to 7.5 cm] long inflorescence with a single non-fragrant, long-lasting flower.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 3 inches [3 to 7 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C coccinea (yellow form)
Add+ Cattleya C grandiflora 1854
Add+ Sophronitis S grandiflora
Add+ Sophronitis S militaris 1862
Add+ Sophronitis S rossiteriana 1877
Add+ Sophronia Sophronia militaris 1891
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl coccinea 2002 (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Sophronitis S coccinea 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Sophronia Sophronia coccinea 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Cattleya C coccinea h.f. rossiteriana
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. coccinea 'Dalles' (4 awards from 2011 to 2013) C. coccinea 'Dresden' (3 awards from 2011 to 2017) C. coccinea 'Gracie' (2 awards from 2017 to 2019) C. coccinea 'Rose' (2 awards in 2018) C. coccinea 'Kilian' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. coccinea 'Heidi' (2 awards in 2018) C. coccinea 'Jedhai' (2 awards in 2017) C. coccinea 'Rönne' (2 awards from 2012 to 2017) C. coccinea 'Blumen Insel' (2 awards from 2012 to 2017) C. coccinea 'Christy' (2 awards from 2012 to 2015) C. coccinea 'Oberkirch' (2 awards in 2014) C. coccinea 'Jimmy' (2 awards from 2010 to 2012) C. coccinea 'Donauperle' (2 awards from 2011 to 2012) C. coccinea 'Regina' (2 awards in 2012) C. coccinea 'Tomiyama-Widderchen' (2 awards in 2011) C. coccinea 'Sophie' (2 awards in 2011) C. coccinea 'Flares' (2 awards in 2011) S. coccinea h.v. lobbii 'Wasen' (2 awards in 2009) C. coccinea 'Lulu' (2 awards in 1999) C. coccinea 'Tomiyama' (2 awards in 1996)
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