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Orchid Species: Cattleya tenebrosa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya tenebrosa is an orchid species identified by (Rolfe) A.A.Chadwick in 2006.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
tenebrosa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rolfe) A.A.Chadwick
Year
2006
ORIGIN: Found in Brazil.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to cool growing species with a clavate pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ovate to ligulate, leathery, rounded apically leaf and has a 12 [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through a large, basal sheath and carrying 3 to 4, fragrant, short-lived, color variable flowers which occur from June through August.

FLOWER SIZE: 6 1/2 inch [16.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Brasilaelia Bll tenebrosa 2006 (Rolfe) Campacci
Add+ Chironiella Chironiella tenebrosa 2006 (Rolfe) Braem
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl tenebrosa 2002 (Rolfe) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Laelia L tenebrosa 1893 (Rolfe) Rolfe
Add+ Sophronitis S tenebrosa 2000 (Rolfe) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
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