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Orchid Species: Cattleya milleri

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya milleri is an orchid species identified by (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg in 2008.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg
ORIGIN: Found in Brazil as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous lithophyte on iron ore outcroppings in Minas Gerais or on the base of Vellozia shrubs at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous lithophyte with clustered, flask shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate-oblong, acute, rigid, erect, dark green tinged with purple, keeled below leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a erect, 12 to 18 [30 to 50 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with successive opening flowers, held well above the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 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 x milleri
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof milleri 2002 (Blumensch. ex Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Laelia L milleri 1973 Blumensch. ex Pabst
Add+ Sophronitis S milleri 2000 (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. milleri 'Strub' (6 awards from 2012 to 2014) C. milleri 'Gig' (2 awards in 2018) C. milleri 'Vilbella' (2 awards from 2012 to 2017) C. milleri 'Wasen' (2 awards from 2012 to 2016) C. milleri 'Daniel' (2 awards from 2012 to 2014) L. milleri 'Red Face' (2 awards in 1994) C. milleri 'Red Hot' (2019) C. milleri 'Fissure 8' (2018) C. milleri 'Rudi' (2014) C. milleri 'Dalles' (2012) C. milleri 'Widderchen' (2012) C. milleri 'Phyllis' (2010) C. milleri 'Big Island' (2009) S. milleri 'Laramie' (2008) S. milleri 'Seagrove's Dwayne' (2007) S. milleri 'Carolina Ruby' (2007) S. milleri 'Harry Polk' (2007) L. milleri 'Seagrove's Dwayne' (2004) L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' (2003) L. milleri 'Trident's Joy' (2001)
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