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Cattleya schilleriana Consul Schiller's Cattleya


Consul Schiller's Cattleya , Cattleya schilleriana


Cattleya schilleriana Rchb.f 1857

Common Name Consul Schiller's Cattleya [Germman Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic, bifoliate orchid growing on hardwood thickets on cliff faces with summer seapage and a river below at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters yet there is no rain between summer and fall. This species has club-shaped, sulcate, often tinted reddish-purple pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-oblong, spreading, deep green above, reddish purple below leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, short, long-lived, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya aclandiae var shilleriana Jenn. 1875; Cattleya regnelii Warner 1865; Epidendrum schillerianum Rchb.f 1861