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Orchid Species: Cattleya gardneriana

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya walkeriana

Cattleya gardneriana is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1870. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya walkeriana.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
gardneriana
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1870
ORIGIN: From Brazil where it grows on giant old trees on rocky limestone plateaus or small trees or moist rocks near streams at elevations up to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is the only Cattleya [other than C. nobilor] that the terminal, shorter, 1 to few flowered inflorescence arises from the base of the pseudobulb appearing as a new growth thatit hails from Brazil where it grows on giant old trees on rocky limestone plateaus or small trees or moist rocks near streams at elevations up to 2000 meters with jointed, bulbous or shortly fusiform, shiny yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single [rarely 2], apical, elliptic or ovate, leathery leaf that is rounded apically and blooms mostly in the fall but can occur at other times [see varieties below] on a 3 [7.5 cm] long, arcuate, single to few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers that open very flat.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 1/2 inches [9 to 12 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 bulbosa 1847 Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C princeps 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi walkerianum 1862 (Gardner) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cattleya C walkeriana 1843 Gardner
Add+ Cattleya C walkeriana f. fantasia
Add+ Cattleya C walkeriana f. Feiticeira
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. walkeriana h.f. coerulea 'Edward' (7 awards from 2006 to 2014) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Strub' (5 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. albescens 'Nevaska' (4 awards from 2017 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Generosa' (4 awards from 2014 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. coerulea 'Serra Azul' (4 awards from 2014 to 2017) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Brasil' (3 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. alba 'Orchidglade' (3 awards from 1965 to 2014) C. walkeriana h.f. rubra 'Pega Fogo' (2 awards from 2012 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Tokio' (2 awards from 2017 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. alba 'Odisséia' (2 awards in 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Brasília' (2 awards from 2015 to 2018) C. walkeriana h.f. alba 'Diamante Cvsn' (2 awards from 2014 to 2017) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Linda' (2 awards from 2016 to 2017) C. walkeriana h.f. flammea 'Geisa' (2 awards from 2014 to 2017) C. walkeriana 'Pat' (2 awards in 2017) C. walkeriana h.f. coerulea 'Conrado' (2 awards from 2015 to 2017) C. walkeriana 'Lore Senno' (2 awards from 2015 to 2017) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Gloriosa' (2 awards from 2013 to 2017) C. walkeriana 'Lorena' (2 awards from 2015 to 2016) C. walkeriana h.f. semialba 'Guaxupé' (2 awards from 2015 to 2016)
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