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Cattleya mooreana Moore's Cattleya


Moore's Cattleya, Cattleya mooreana


Cattleya mooreana Withner, Allison & Guenard 1988

Common Name Moore's Cattleya [Lee Moore American Orchid Collector Peru 1900's] to current]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [6 cm]

A newly discovered, unifoliate, epiphytic species from central and northeast Peru in wet montane forest on large, lower riverine trees at elevations of 990 meters that is named after Lee Moore, of Miami Florida and has clavate, compressed, lightly sulcate, stiffly erect pseudobulbs with soon evanescent basal sheaths and carries a single, apical, oval-elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous, leaf with a basal spathe from which it blooms on a 2 3/4" [6 cm]long, few [2 to 4] flowered, long-lived inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb with fragrant flowers held at mid-leaf height and occuring in the summer.