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Orchid Species: Cattleya forbesii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Cattleya forbesii is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1826.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
forbesii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1826
ORIGIN: From Brazil found near streams or the sea coast on trees and rocks or on bushes under trees at elevations around 200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A cool to warm growing, medium sized epiphyitc or lithophytic species with slightly swollen pseudobulbs subtended by several membraneous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblong, coriaceous, spreading, rounded, notched apically leaves that blooms from autumn until spring on an erect, terminal, 4.6 to 6 [9 to 15 cm] long, 1 to few [6] flowered inflorescence subtended basally by a sheath from which long-lived, fragrant, waxy, color variable flowers arise.

FLOWER SIZE: Up to 4 1/2 inches [6 to 11 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C isopetala 1854
Add+ Cattleya C pauper 1949
Add+ Cattleya C vestalis 1843
Add+ Epidendrum Epi pauper 1831
Add+ Maelenia Maelenia paradoxa 1834
Add+ Epidendrum Epi forbesii 1861 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cattleya C fulva 1854
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