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Orchid Species: Cattleya granulosa

Cattleya granulosa is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1842.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
granulosa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1842
ORIGIN: Found in eastern Brazil in hills near the coast in swampy areas at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on trees in the hills near the coast.

DESCRIPTION: Stout, large sized, warm to cool growing, upright epiphyte with elongate, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with glossy and thick, long-lived, fragrant, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 6 inches [15 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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