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Orchid Species: Cattleya percivaliana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya percivaliana is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) O'Brien in 1883.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Rchb.f.) O'Brien
ORIGIN: Endemic to Venezuela [Listed as from Colombia], found at altitudes of 1300 to 2000 meters in full sun near rivers.

DESCRIPTION: This is a large sized, cool growing, largely lithophytic, but sometimes epiphytic species, with clavate, broadest in the middle, compressed, green pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic, rigid, suberect, obtuse leaf and blooms in the summer through the winter on a terminal, to 10 [ to 25 cm] long, few flowered, short lived, racemose inflorescence with a large, basal, green sheath that carries 2 to 4, musty, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: Max of 5 inches [12.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. percivaliana 'Summit' (7 awards from 1972 to 2013) C. percivaliana 'Graue' (5 awards from 2011 to 2014) C. percivaliana 'Carla Porto' (4 awards from 2015 to 2018) C. percivaliana 'Thiago' (4 awards from 2011 to 2016) C. percivaliana 'Wössen' (4 awards from 2013 to 2016) C. percivaliana f. alba 'Antarctica' (3 awards from 2013 to 2014) C. percivaliana 'Carache' (2 awards from 2015 to 2018) C. percivaliana f. alba 'Nuvem Branca' (2 awards from 2016 to 2017) C. percivaliana 'Hannoveranerin' (2 awards in 2015) C. percivaliana 'Welbhausen' (2 awards in 2013) C. percivaliana f. alba 'Wheeler's Deal' (2 awards from 1997 to 2001) C. percivaliana 'Nega Chocolate' (2018) C. percivaliana h.f. coerulea 'Stevie Ray Vaughan' (2018) C. percivaliana 'Tamina' (2018) C. percivaliana 'Sublime' (2018) C. percivaliana f. alba 'Moon Blan' (2018) C. percivaliana 'Amalia' (2017) C. percivaliana f. alba 'In Mem. Celso Colichio' (2017) C. percivaliana 'Sophia' (2017) C. percivaliana 'Berggarten' (2017)
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Christmas Blooming Orchid: Cattleya percivaliana One of the Christmas blooming orchids, this species is native to Venezuela where it is found at altitudes of 1300 – 2000 meters, however the plant will grow and bloom well at sea level as it grows ... 1
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