88638 L. briegeri 'Star of Brazil' photo by Stephen William Swan (Burbank O.Nurs.)

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Orchid Species: Cattleya briegeri

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya briegeri is an orchid species identified by (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
briegeri
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg
Year
2008
ORIGIN: Found in Brazil at elevations around 1370 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, cool growing, rupicolus Laelia growing directly on rocks in small cracks and crevasses with small, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, stiff, coriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute leaf and blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 8 to 10 [20 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof briegeri 2002 (Blumensch. ex Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Laelia L briegeri 1973 Blumensch. ex Pabst
Add+ Sophronitis S briegeri 2000 (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
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