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Orchid Species: Cattleya caulescens

Cattleya caulescens is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Van den Berg in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
caulescens
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Van den Berg
Year
2008
ORIGIN: Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous lithophyte found on exposed rocks and sand among dwarf vellozia bushes on open hillsides with short pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, concave leaf and blooms on a 6 to 14 long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the well spaced flowers held towards the apex and arise from May through September in the southern hemisphere.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. caulescens 'Dalles' (2 awards in 2012)
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