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Cattleya elongata Cattleya with the Elongated Stalk


Cattleya with the Elongated Stalk , Cattleya elongata


Cattleya elongata Barb. Rodr. 1877

Fragrance, Part sun Warm Cool late Summer

Common Name Cattleya with the Elongated Stalk

Flower Size 3 1/8" [8 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Pernambuco states of Brazil as a bifoliate, large sized, warm to cool growing lithophytic species found on bare rock outcroppings at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters in bright light with narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic leaves that has a terminal, 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long , 2 to several [10] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, long-lived, heavy-textured, color variable flowers occuring in the late summer.

Synonyms Cattleya alexandrae Linden & Rolfe 1892; Cattleya alexandrae var. elegans Rolfe 1892; Cattleya alexandrae var. maculata auct.1895; Cattleya alexandrae var. rosea auct. 1895; Cattleya alexandrae var. tenebrosa Rolfe 1892; Cattleya elongata var. elegans (Rolfe) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya elongata var. maculata (auct.) Braem 1984; Cattleya elongata var. rosea (auct.) Braem 1984; Cattleya nilsonii Regel 1889;