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Orchid Species: Bletia cinnamomea

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya cinnabarina

Bletia cinnamomea is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1862. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya cinnabarina.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
cinnamomea
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1862
ORIGIN: A Brazilian, small to medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte, from the state of Minas Gerias, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on rocks among grasses at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A Brazilian, small to medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte, from the state of Minas Gerias, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on rocks among grasses at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with cylindrical to oboclaviform, swollen at the base pseudobulbs enveloped by white, striated sheaths and carrying 1 or rarely 2, linear-oblong, erect or spreading leaves which are tinged purple that blooms in the late winter and spring in cultivation on an erect, slender, to 2'[to 60 cm] long, racemose, several [5 to 15] flowered inflorescence with longlasting, color variable flowers with a flattened basal sheath.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Laelia L cinnabarina 1839 Bateman ex Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C cinnabarina 2008 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Van den Berg
Add+ Laelia L cinnamomea 1860 Rchb.f.
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof cinnabarina 1968 (Bateman ex Lindl.) H.G.Jones
Add+ Sophronitis S cinnabarina 2000 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Amalia Amalia cinnabarina 1846 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Bletia Bletia cinnabarina 1862 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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