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Orchid Species: Cattleya harpophylla

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya harpophylla is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
harpophylla
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Van den Berg
Year
2008
ORIGIN: A medium sized, Brazilian epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 900 meters in shady humid habitats.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, Brazilian epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 900 meters in shady humid habitats and has a clustered, very thin, terete pseudobulb carrying a solitary, sickle or sword shaped leaf and an erect, terminal, 6 [15 cm] long, several flowered, clustered at the top, racemose inflorescence subtended by a small sheath that is shorter than the leaves occurring in the fall in Brazil and late winter and spring in northern climes and growing cool but not cold, little to no dormancy and less light and more water than other rupicolous Laelia.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 3 inches [5 to 7.5 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 brevicaulis 2008 (H.G.Jones) Van den Berg
Add+ Dungsia Dng brevicaulis 2002 (H.G.Jones) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Dungsia Dng harpophylla 2002 (Rchb.f.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof harpophylla 1970 (Rchb.f.) H.G.Jones
Add+ Laelia L harpophylla 1873 Rchb.f.
Add+ Sophronitis S harpophylla 2000 (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof brevicaulis 1972 H.G.Jones
Add+ Laelia L brevicaulis 1990 (H.G.Jones) Withner
Add+ Laelia L cowanii 1900 Rolfe
Add+ Laelia L geraensis 1876 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Sophronitis S brevicaulis 2000 (H.G.Jones) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
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