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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.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
warscewiczii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1854
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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