67449 C. alaorii f. escura 'Dalles' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Cattleya alaorii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya alaorii is an orchid species identified by (Brieger & Bicalho) Van den Berg in 2008.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Brieger & Bicalho) Van den Berg
ORIGIN: Found in Brazil on mossy branches in primary rainforests at elevations of 200 to 600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte creeping, sometimes branching rhizome giving rise to erect to suberect, upwards curing, narrow at the base, fusiform, .4 to 1.2 [1 to 3 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, leathery, rigid, broadly oblong, obtuse to rounded, sometimes apiculate, glossy dark green to purple, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a short to 1.2 [3 cm] long, erect to suberect, terminal, single flowered inflorescence arising from a newly forming pseudobulb.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 3/4 inch [4.35 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl alaorii 2002 (Brieger & Bicalho) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Laelia L alaorii 1976 Brieger & Bicalho
Add+ Sophronitis S alaorii 2000 (Brieger & Bicalho) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
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