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Orchid Species: Cattleya sincorana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya sincorana is an orchid species identified by (Schltr.) Van den Berg in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
sincorana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Schltr.) Van den Berg
Year
2008
ORIGIN: A Brazilian miniature sized, cool growing lithophytic or epiphytic species from dry, barren, sandstone areas at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters where it grows with daily dews on rocky ledges and on the trunks of velloizia bushes.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, cool growing lithophytic or epiphytic species, with a subglobose, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate or elliptic, stiff, fleshy leaf with a rounded or somewhat emarginate apex that blooms in the winter in Brazil and spring in cultivation in the northern hemisphere, on a short to 2 2/5 [6 cm] inflorescence that has 1 to 4 flowers arising with a new growth.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 3/4 inches [7 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 sincorana f. semialba
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl sincorana 2002 (Schltr.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Laelia L sincorana 1917 Schltr.
Add+ Sophronitis S sincorana 2000 (Schltr.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Cattleya C grosvenorii 1969 Ruschi
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