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Orchid Species: Cattleya pumila

Cattleya pumila is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 1838.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
pumila
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
This is a natural hybrid
Year
1838
ORIGIN: Brazilian, warm to cool growing, miniature, epiphytic species, from elevations of 600 to 1300 meters low down on trees in swampy woods with some shade and high humidity.

DESCRIPTION: Warm to cool growing, miniature, epiphytic species, with a solitary leaf and small, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong-ligulate, leathery leaf that blooms in the fall with one or 2, long-lasting, showy, fragrant flowers on a 3 3/4 [9 cm] long inflorescence subtended by a membranous sheath that likes some shade and high humidity unlike many others.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 11 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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