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Orchid Species: Cattleya mendelii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya mendelii is an orchid species identified by Dombrain in 1872.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
mendelii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Dombrain
Year
1872
ORIGIN: A medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic and lithophytic species from the eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes on exposed rock outcroppings and cliffs.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic and lithophytic species from the eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes on exposed rock outcroppings and cliffs with cylindrical, grooved, shiny pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, round apically, very leathery leaf that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, short, few [2 to 5] flowered, long lived inflorescence with fragrant flowers that open well.

FLOWER SIZE: 7 to 8 inches [17.5 to 20 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 bluntii 1876 H.Low
Add+ Cattleya C cupidon 1894 L.Linden & Rodigas
Add+ Cattleya C morganiae 1882 B.S.Williams & T.Moore
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