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Orchid Species: Cattleya gaskelliana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya gaskelliana is an orchid species identified by (N.E.Br.) B.S.Williams in 1885.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
gaskelliana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(N.E.Br.) B.S.Williams
Year
1885
ORIGIN: Found at altitudes of 700 to 1000 meters in Colombia and Venezuela.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species with clavate, compressed, grooved pseudobulbs subtended by greyish sheaths nad carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, thick, coriaceous leaf and blooms in the late spring and late summer on a terminal, 3 3/4 [9 cm] long, few, fragrant flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by a large basal sheath.

FLOWER SIZE: 5 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
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CATTLEYA GASKELLIANA: Multiple Leads; How to Encourage? by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). Cut the rhizome in places part way through; let sections root; repot separately. A79-272 0
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