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Cattleya gaskelliana Gaskell's Cattleya


Gaskell's Cattleya, Cattleya gaskelliana


Cattleya gaskelliana Rchb.f 1883

Common Name Gaskell's Cattleya [English Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [17.5 cm]

A medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species that is found at altitudes of 700 to 1000 meters in Colombia and Venezuela with clavate, compressed, grooved pseudobulbs subtended by greyish sheaths nad carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, thick, coriaceous leaf and blooms in the late spring and late summer on a terminal, 3 3/4" [9 cm]long, few, fragrant flowered, inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by a large basal sheath.

Synonyms Cattleya labiata var gaskelliana N.E. Brown 1883