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Orchid Species: Cattleya esalqueana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya esalqueana is an orchid species identified by (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
esalqueana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg
Year
2008
ORIGIN: Found in Sao Paulo State of Brazil at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, cool growing, rupicolus lithophyte with clustered, stubby, fat, narrowly conical pseudobulbs carrying 1 to occasionally 2, thick, rigid, leathery, narrowly oblong, concave to scoop shaped, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, 1.6 to 2 [4 to 5 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a sheath and just exceeds the length of the leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof esalqueana 2002 (Blumensch. ex Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Laelia L esalqueana 1973 Blumensch. ex Pabst
Add+ Sophronitis S esalqueana 2000 (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. esalqueana 'Dalles' (3 awards from 2013 to 2017) L. esalqueana 'Maria' (1997) L. esalqueana 'Brightest Sun' (1983) L. esalqueana 'Great Lakes' (1979)
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