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Orchid Species: Cattleya guttata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya guttata is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1831.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
guttata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1831
ORIGIN: From near the seashore in southern Brazil.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cylindrical, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, elliptic-oblong, very coriaceous leaves and the inflorescence arises on a fully matured pseudobulb in the fall and winter on a terminal, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad dried sheath and giving rise to heavy textured, waxy, fragrant flowers that can be long or short lived.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 - 4 inches [5 to 10 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 elatior 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C sphenophora 1848 C.Morren
Add+ Cattleya C guttata var. munda f. semialba
Add+ Cattleya C guttata h.f. semialba
Add+ Epidendrum Epi amethystoglossum 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Epidendrum Epi elatius 1861 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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