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Orchid Species: Bletia jongheana

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya jongheana

Bletia jongheana is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in 1872. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya jongheana.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
jongheana
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Year
1872
ORIGIN: This is a Brazilian, miniature, cool growing epiphytic species with a solitary leaf found in central Minas Gerais at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters in small patch forests.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature, cool growing epiphytic species with a solitary leaf with ovoid to ellipsoid, dark green, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a white, apressed sheath and carrying a single, apical, very leathery, oblong-ellptic, obtuse or emarginate leaf that blooms in the late winter till spring on a 5 3/4 [14 cm] long raceme with 1 or 2 long-lived flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 to 6 inches [7 to 16 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 johgheana
Add+ Cattleya C jongheana 2008 (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl jongheana 2002 (Rchb.f.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Laelia L jongheana 1872 Rchb.f.
Add+ Sophronitis S jongheana 2000 (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. jongheana h.f. alba 'Dalles' (3 awards from 2013 to 2017) C. jongheana 'Rosenheim' (3 awards from 2011 to 2013) C. jongheana 'Widderchen' (2 awards from 2012 to 2017) C. jongheana 'Taikura' (2 awards in 2017) C. jongheana 'Rosenheim-Frebaja' (2 awards in 2017) C. jongheana 'Sarah' (2 awards in 2013) C. jongheana 'Seaview' (2 awards in 2012) L. jongheana 'Leroy' (2 awards in 2010) L. jongheana 'Bow's Seagrove Birthday' (2 awards from 2003 to 2004) L. jongheana 'Seagrove's Jasmine' (2 awards in 2003) L. jongheana 'Sunnydale' (2 awards in 2000) L. jongheana 'Nakamoto' (2 awards in 1999) C. jongheana 'Bentley' (2019) C. jongheana 'Chickie' (2019) C. jongheana h.f. alba 'Marburg' (2018) C. jongheana h.f. alba 'Florence' (2018) C. jongheana h.f. alba 'Christiane' (2018) C. jongheana 'Ronja' (2018) C. jongheana h.f. alba 'Paradox' (2017) C. jongheana h.f. alba 'Baronja' (2016)
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