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Cattleya guttata Spotted Cattleya

 

Spotted Cattleya , Cattleya guttata

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Cattleya guttata Lindley 1832

to to Common Name Spotted Cattleya

Flower Size 2 - 4" [5 to 10 cm]

This is a cool to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte from near the seashore in Brazil needs a distinct dry winter rest which in turn will bring about blooming, in the fall and winter on a terminal, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad dried sheath and giving rise to heavy textured, waxy, fragrant flowers that can be long or short lived. This species has cylindrical, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, elliptic-oblong, very coriaceous leaves and the inflorescence arisies on a fulley matured pseudobulb .

Synonyms Cattleya elatior Lindley 1831; Cattleya elatior Lindl. 1833; Cattleya granulosa Lindley var. russeliana Lindley; Cattleya guttata var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 1993; Cattleya guttata var. elatior (Lindl.) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya guttata var. immaculata Rchb.f. 1886; Cattleya guttata var. leopardina Linden & Rodigas 1885; Cattleya guttata var. purpurea Cogn. 1900; Cattleya guttata var. williamsiana Rchb.f. 1884; Cattleya guttulata Lindley; Cattleya leopoldii subsp. pernambucensis Brieger in ? ; Cattleya leopoldii var. immaculata (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya sororia Rchb.f. 1888; Cattleya sphenophora Morr. 1848; Cattleya tigrina A. Rich. 1848; Cattleya tigrina var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 1993; Cattleya tigrina var. immaculata (Rchb.f.) Braem 1984; Cattleya tigrina var. leopardina (Linden & Rodigas) Braem 1984; Cattleya tigrina var. purpurea (Cogn.) Braem 1984; Cattleya tigrina var. williamsiana (Rchb.f.) Braem 1984; Epidendrum elatius Rchb.f 1862; Epidendrum elegans Vell. 1825 [1790]

 

 

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