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Orchid Species: Hadrolaelia xanthina

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya xanthina

Hadrolaelia xanthina is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro in 2002. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya xanthina.
Genus
Hadrolaelia (Hdl.)
Grex
xanthina
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Year
2002
ORIGIN: A Brazilian, medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic plant.

DESCRIPTION: A Brazilian, medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic plant, with a clavate, slightly ribbed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, obtuse or rounded, rigid, erect, blue green leaf, that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a racemose, to 9 1/2" [24 cm] long inflorescence subtended by a large pale green sheath with 2 to 6, fragrant or not, waxy, not opening fully flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches [6.25 to 8.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C xanthina 2008 (Lindl.) Van den Berg
Add+ Brasilaelia Bll xanthina 2006 (Lindl.) Campacci
Add+ Chironiella Chironiella xanthina 2006 (Lindl.) Braem
Add+ Laelia L xanthina 1859 Lindl.
Add+ Sophronitis S xanthina 2000 (Lindl.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Bletia Bletia flabellata 1862 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Bletia Bletia xanthina 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. xanthina 'Maintal' (2 awards from 2011 to 2013) L. xanthina 'Fortune's Gold' (1994)
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