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Orchid Species: Cattleya loddigesii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya loddigesii is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1826.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: From near the coast from Bahia Brazil south to Argentina and Paraguay, in both sun and shade.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cool to warm growing, bifoliate epiphyte or lithophyte with cylindrical, narrowing basally pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-oblong, leathery, obtuse leaves and blooms in the late summer on a terminal, 12 [30 cm] long, long-lived, few to several [2 to 9] flowered inflorescence subtended by a small, broad, dried sheath that has waxy, fragrant, long-lived, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 1/2 inches [11.25 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 arembergii 1843 Scheidw.
Add+ Cattleya C obrieniana 1889 Rolfe
Add+ Cattleya C o'brieniana
Add+ Epidendrum Epi harrisonianum 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cattleya C loddigesii f. venosa
Add+ Epidendrum Epi loddigesii 1861 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. loddigesii 'Impassionata' (3 awards from 1995 to 2008) C. loddigesii 'Loretta' (2 awards from 2017 to 2018) C. loddigesii 'Hilda' (2 awards in 2017) C. loddigesii h.f. alba 'Brasília' (2 awards from 2013 to 2016) C. loddigesii 'Repouso do Guerreiro' (2 awards from 2012 to 2016) C. loddigesii 'Laetitia' (2 awards from 2014 to 2015) C. loddigesii 'Highjack' (2 awards in 2013) C. loddigesii 'Martinique' (2 awards from 2006 to 2009) C. loddigesii 'Mai Short Sweetheart' (2 awards in 2008) C. loddigesii 'Yi Mei' (2 awards from 2006 to 2008) C. loddigesii h.f. coerulea 'Isa' (2 awards from 1997 to 1998) C. loddigesii 'Brian' (2 awards in 1996) C. loddigesii 'Bill Thoms' (2019) C. loddigesii 'Carnoustie' (2019) C. loddigesii 'Kathleen' (2019) C. loddigesii 'Paul' (2019) C. loddigesii 'María Adelia' (2019) C. loddigesii 'Izzy' (2019) C. loddigesii 'Bodenseeperle' (2018) C. loddigesii 'Brooke' (2018)
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