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Orchid Species: Cattleya loddigesii

Cattleya loddigesii is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1826.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: From near the coast from Bahia Brazil south to Argentina and Paraguay, in both sun and shade.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cool to warm growing, bifoliate epiphyte or lithophyte with cylindrical, narrowing basally pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-oblong, leathery, obtuse leaves and blooms in the late summer on a terminal, 12 [30 cm] long, long-lived, few to several [2 to 9] flowered inflorescence subtended by a small, broad, dried sheath that has waxy, fragrant, long-lived, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 1/2 inches [11.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. loddigesii 'Impassionata' (3 awards from 1995 to 2008) C. loddigesii 'Maria Emilia' (2 awards from 2011 to 2015) C. loddigesii 'Vilbella' (2 awards from 2012 to 2015) C. loddigesii 'Laetitia' (2 awards from 2014 to 2015) C. loddigesii 'Repouso do Guerreiro' (2 awards from 2012 to 2014) C. loddigesii 'Highjack' (2 awards in 2013) C. loddigesii 'Martinique' (2 awards from 2006 to 2009) C. loddigesii 'Yi Mei' (2 awards from 2006 to 2008) C. loddigesii 'Mai Short Sweetheart' (2 awards in 2008) C. loddigesii var. coerulea 'Isa' (2 awards from 1997 to 1998) C. loddigesii 'Brian' (2 awards in 1996) C. loddigesii 'New Hope' (2016) C. loddigesii 'Rosminah' (2016) C. loddigesii 'New Blood' (2016) C. loddigesii 'Hayden Jensen' (2015) C. loddigesii 'Loving Venice' (2015) C. loddigesii 'Jordan Winter' (2015) C. loddigesii 'Drew Simon' (2015) C. loddigesii 'Krull's Perfection' (2015) C. loddigesii 'Sarah' (2014)
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