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Orchid Species: Cattleya virginalis

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya wallisii

Cattleya virginalis is an orchid species identified by Linden & André ex Ducos in 1887. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya wallisii.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
virginalis
Parents
Species
Author
Linden & André ex Ducos
Year
1887
ORIGIN: Found in Brazil in the Amazon.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with smooth, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, rigid, leathery, erect leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, short inflorescence carrying 1 to few [3] fragrant flowers that do not open well.

FLOWER SIZE: 5 inches [17.5 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 wallisii 1875 (Linden) Rollisson
Add+ Cattleya C crocata 1886 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cattleya C macnorlandii 1884 G.Nicholson
Add+ Cattleya C trichopiliochila 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Laelia L wallisii 1865 Linden
Add+ Cattleya C eldorado 1890 Linden
Add+ Cattleya C wallisii f. fantasia
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. eldorado h.f. concolor 'Kaiser' (2011)
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