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Orchid Species: Cattleya cinnabarina

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya cinnabarina is an orchid species identified by (Bateman ex Lindl.) Van den Berg in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
cinnabarina
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Bateman ex Lindl.) Van den Berg
Year
2008
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+ 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
Add+ Bletia Bletia cinnamomea 1862 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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