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Orchid Species: Cattleya guttata

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).
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