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Orchid Species: Cattleya dowiana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya dowiana is an orchid species identified by Bateman & Rchb.f. in 1866.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
dowiana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman & Rchb.f.
Year
1866
ORIGIN: A Colombian, medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species from the states of Risaralda, Antioquia and Choco' on rough barked trees at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species from the states of Risaralda, Antioquia and Choco' on rough barked trees at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters that blooms in the month of May in Colombia [about 2 months after C dowiana in Costa Rica] on a terminal, several [5 to 6] flowered, short inflorescence carrying fragrant, short lived flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 7 inches [17.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C dowiana var. aurea 1883 (Linden) B.S.Williams & T.Moore
Add+ Cattleya C aurea 1883 Linden
Add+ Cattleya C chrysotaxa 1890 (Sander) God.-Leb.
Add+ Cattleya C chrysotoxa 1890 (Sander) Gower
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CATTLEYA DOWIANA: Difficult to Grow by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). Use 2,500 to 2,900 fcs.; constant moisture; no direct sunlight; use fiberglass or frosted glass as covering; no overhead spraying; use temperature of 60 deg.F. at night and up to 75 deg. F. days; u... 0
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