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Orchid Species: Cattleya tibicinis

Kew currently accepted name is Myrmecophila tibicinis

Cattleya tibicinis is an orchid species identified by (Bateman ex Lindl.) Beer in 1854. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Myrmecophila tibicinis.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
tibicinis
Parents
Species
Author
(Bateman ex Lindl.) Beer
Year
1854
ORIGIN: A giant sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte with several leaves that is found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Colombia in seasonally dry deciduous forests on trunks and larger branches often in full sun at elevations of 300 to 600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A giant sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte with several leaves that is found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Colombia in seasonally dry deciduous forests on trunks and larger branches often in full sun at elevations of 300 to 600 meters, it has huge, 18 [45 cm], sulcate, conic to cylindric pseudobulbs that are hollow and have a entrance at the base so that in the wild there are always ants living in them. There are 2 to 5 apical, elliptic-ovate leaves that blooms in the spring to 15' [450 cm] long, erect, paniculate spikes with the successively opening, fragrant flowers in a cluster at the apex so thought must be put into space so the spikes don't get broken..

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+ Myrmecophila Mcp tibicinis 1917 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Rolfe
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom campecheana 1903 Kraenzl.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom intermedia 1993 (H.G.Jones) Withner
Add+ Epidendrum Epi tibicinis 1838 Bateman ex Lindl.
Add+ Laelia L tibicinis 1941 (Bateman ex Lindl.) L.O.Williams
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom tibicinis 1841 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Bateman
Add+ Bletia Bletia tibicinis 1862 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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