Cattleya rex O'Brien 1890
Common Name King of the Cattleyas - In Moyobamba, Peru "Golondrina"
Flower Size 7" [17.5 cm]
A Colombian and Peruvian epiphytic species in wet montane forests
high on exposed tree trunks at elevations around 1350 meters that
grows cool to warm and has woody, short, branching rhizome with
crowded, slightly flattened, fusiform-clavate, unifoliate
pseudobulbs subtended by 5 to 6 scarious sheaths and a single,
apical, elliptic-oblong or oblong, obtuse toshortly acute, stiffly
coriaceous, yellow green leaf that blooms in the winter and spring
on a terminal, erect, subumbellate, 6" [15 cm] long, yet shorter
than the leaves, loosely few to several [3 to 8] flowered,
inflorescence subtended by a large basal green sheath with fragrant,
color variable flowers and arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb.
Synonyms Cattleya labiata var rex [O'Brien]Schlechter ?