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Cattleya lawrenceana Sir Trevor Lawrence's Cattleya

 

Sir Trevor Lawrence's Cattleya, Cattleya lawrenceana

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Cattleya lawrenceana Rchb. f. 1885

Common Name Sir Trevor Lawrence's Cattleya [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

This is a Venezuelan and Guyanan species found especially atop Mount Roraima at elevations around 250 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, clavate, sulcate, compressed, green to purplish green pseudobulbs subtended by several persistent white sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, thick, rigid, obtuse, green with purple spotting leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a usually erect, 4" [10 cm] long, terminal, racemose, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad brownish-purple spathe.

 

 

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