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Orchid Species: Cattleya perrinii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya perrinii is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1838.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
perrinii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1838
ORIGIN: A Brazilian, medium sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic orchid, with a solitary leaf, found at altitudes of 700 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: With ovoid-ellipsoid to clavate pseudobulbs that are enveloped basally by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ligulate, leathery, rounded at the apex leaf that blooms in the late summer through the winter with 2 to 6, long-lasting flowers on a to 10 [to 25 cm] long, raceme subtended by a large compressed sheath.

FLOWER SIZE: 5 inches [12.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Brasilaelia Bll perrinii 2006 (Lindl.) Campacci
Add+ Chironiella Chironiella perrinii 2006 (Lindl.) Braem
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl perrinii 2002 (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Laelia L perrinii 1888 </i><i> alba</i> O'Brien
Add+ Sophronitis S perrinii 2000 (Lindl.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Amalia Amalia perrinii 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Bletia Bletia perrinii 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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