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Orchid Species: Cattleya coccinea

Cattleya coccinea is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1836.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
coccinea
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1836
ORIGIN: From southeastern Brazil [Rio de Janeiro to Rio do Sul States] mainly in the tropical coastal forest [mata atlantica] that covers the coastal mountain range [Serra do Mar] at elevations of 650 to 1670 meters in warm to cool montane forests on slender moss covered trees or on rocks in sheltered or exposed conditions.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte or sometimes lithophyte with fusiform, closely packed pseudobulbs with a single elliptic, erect, coriaceous, 2 1/2 leaf with the midrib being a red line, that blooms in spring and again sometimes in the fall on an apical, erect to arching, 1.2 to 3 [3 to 7.5 cm] long inflorescence with a single non-fragrant, long-lasting flower.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 3 inches [3 to 7 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. coccinea 'Dalles' (6 awards from 2011 to 2013) C. coccinea 'Widderchen' (5 awards from 2013 to 2015) C. coccinea 'Christy' (2 awards from 2012 to 2015) C. coccinea 'Oberkirch' (2 awards in 2014) C. coccinea 'Silbergrube' (2 awards from 2012 to 2014) C. coccinea 'Isa' (2 awards in 2013) C. coccinea 'Rönne' (2 awards in 2012) C. coccinea 'Regina' (2 awards in 2012) C. coccinea 'Jimmy' (2 awards from 2010 to 2012) C. coccinea 'Donauperle' (2 awards from 2011 to 2012) C. coccinea 'Flares' (2 awards in 2011) C. coccinea 'Tomiyama-Widderchen' (2 awards in 2011) C. coccinea 'Sophie' (2 awards in 2011) S. coccinea var. lobbii 'Wasen' (2 awards in 2009) S. coccinea 'Lulu' (2 awards in 1999) S. coccinea 'Tomiyama' (2 awards in 1996) S. coccinea 'Supah' (2 awards in 1990) S. coccinea 'Devine' (2 awards in 1982) S. coccinea 'Ethel Sackett' (2 awards from 1970 to 1975) S. grandiflora 'Westonbirt' (2 awards from 1935 to 1937)
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