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Orchid Species: Cattleya forbesii

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).
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