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Orchid Species: Cattleya warscewiczii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya warscewiczii is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1854.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: This is a northwestern Colombian species found at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters in bright to almost full sun on trees near streams.

DESCRIPTION: Warm to cool growing epiphyte with thick, shiny, cigar-shaped, deeply grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, very thick, leathery, rounded apically leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, to 18 [to 45 cm] long inflorescence carrying large, showy, few to several [4 to 7], fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 7 - 11 inches [17.5 to 27.5 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 gigas 1873 Linden
Add+ Cattleya C gloriosa 1885 Carrière
Add+ Cattleya C imperialis 1883 O'Brien
Add+ Cattleya C lindenii 1890 auct.
Add+ Cattleya C sanderiana 1882 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cattleya C warscewiczii f. flammea
Add+ Cattleya C warscewiczii h.f. amesiana
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