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Cattleya trianaei Triana's Cattleya

 

Triana's Cattleya, Cattleya trianaei

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Cattleya trianaei Lindley & Rchb.f 1860

Common Name Dr. Triana's Cattleya [Colombian Botansit 1800's], in Colombia Flor de Mayo

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

The Colombian National Flower, is a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte occuring in all 3 cordillera of Colombia with narrowly clavate, grooved, shiney yellow orange pseudobulbs carring a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and notched apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [3 to 14] flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath that has large, fragrant, color variable flowers and is a large cool to hot growing epiphyte.

Synonyms Cattleya bogotensis Linden ex C. Morr. 1897; Cattleya kimballiana L. Linden & Rodigas 1887; Cattleya labiata var. trianaei [Lindley & Rchbf] Duch. 1860; Cattleya lindigii Karst; Epidendrum labiatum var trianaei Rchb.f 1861

 

 

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