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Cattleya hanrysoniana



Cattleya harrisoniana is found in Brazil, where the orchid grows epiphytic on trees or lithophyte on rocks in humid swampy areas at an altitude of about 700-750 meters above sea level.

 It is a cool to warm growing species with sub clavate, laterally compressed, up to 40 long pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic to obovate, about 20 cm in length leaves.

 Harrison's Cattleya blooms in the late summer on a terminal, short to 10 cm, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence subtended by a green sheath carrying fragrant, long-lived, waxy flowers. The flowers are from pale to very saturated carmine-red, about 7-10 cm in diameter. Sepals elongated, about 6 cm long and 1.8 cm wide, sometimes with green tips, lateral-punching. Petals in their appearance can be both in the form of an ellipse, and ovate, measuring 5.5 cm long and 2.2 cm wide, slightly wavy along the edge. The lip is triple, the lateral parts are round, high-raised and on both sides close the column; the front part is wavy, the color is usually yellow, to the center orange, with pink veins, sometimes the edge has a light carmine-red color. The column is about 2.8-3 cm in length.


Cattleya harrysoniana

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