Cattleya intermedia Graham ex Hook.

Intermediate Cattleya

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Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

Three to seven flowers on each inflorescence, long-lived, fragrant, diameter to 5".

Subordinate taxa: 

History: 

Published in Bot. Mag. 55: 2581 in 1827.

Also published in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya plate 8 in 1897.

Native to Brazil.

Synonyms Cattleya intermedia var. parthenia Rchb.f., Cattleya intermedia var. punctatissima Sander, Laelia lindleyana (Rchb.f.) G.Nicholson (pictured in Orchid Album 11: 526 in 1897), Cattleya lindleyana Rchb.f., Laelia lindleyana var. purpurea Cogn.

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Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Number of flowers, flower size, lip shape and habit dominant. Usually pastel flowers and medium size. Spring blooming.

Var. aquinii gives splash petals. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance - AOS.org)


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