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Orchid Species: Cattleya granulosa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya granulosa is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1842.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found in eastern Brazil in hills near the coast in swampy areas at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on trees in the hills near the coast.

DESCRIPTION: Stout, large sized, warm to cool growing, upright epiphyte with elongate, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with glossy and thick, long-lived, fragrant, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 6 inches [15 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 Buyssoniana 1890 O'Brien
Add+ Epidendrum Epi granulosum 1861
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. granulosa 'Tracy Lynn' (3 awards from 1961 to 1976) C. granulosa 'Ilmthal' (2 awards in 2017) C. granulosa 'Vitoria' (2 awards from 2015 to 2016) C. granulosa 'Kathleen' (2 awards from 2008 to 2015) C. granulosa (2 awards in 2014) C. granulosa 'Americana' (2 awards from 2012 to 2013) C. granulosa 'Fabula' (2 awards from 1996 to 2010) C. granulosa 'Buysoniana' (2 awards from 1977 to 1978) C. granulosa 'Cecilia Castro' (2019) C. granulosa 'Bentley' (2017) C. granulosa 'Gorgeous Gent' (2017) C. granulosa 'Bodenseeperle' (2016) C. granulosa 'Laverne James' (2016) C. granulosa 'Niep' (2016) C. granulosa 'Butterscotch Pudding' (2016) C. granulosa 'Eudochia' (2016) C. granulosa 'Xisto' (2015) C. granulosa 'Vilbella' (2015) C. granulosa 'Anda' (2015) C. granulosa 'Grande Sertão Veredas' (2015)
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