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Cattleya granulosa Granulose Cattleya


Granulose Cattleya , Cattleya granulosa


Cattleya granulosa Lindl. 1842

Common Name Granulose Cattleya

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Eastern Brazil in hills near the coast in swampy areas at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on trees in the hills near the coast as a stout, large sized, upright epiphyte with elongate, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, or elliptiuc-ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with glossy and thick, long-lived, fragrant, color variable flowers and is a warm to hot growing orchid.

Synonyms Cattleya granulosa var. buyssoniana O'Brien 1890 ; Epidendrum granulosum Rchb.f 1861