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Cattleya harrisoniana

Cattleya harrisoniana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. harrisoniana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cattleya harrisoniana
Bateman ex Lindley 1836


Cattleya harrisoniana is a plant in the genus Cattleya.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with up to six 11.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on rocky cliffs and bushes in humid swampy areas of South eastern Brazil.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a intermediate to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week and reduce watering during the winter. Plant can also be mounted.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
C. harrisoniana alba Cattleya harrisoniana var alba white petals and sepals, lip is white

NamingEdit

Common Name:Harrison's Cattleya


SynonymsEdit

  1. Cattleya brownii Rolfe 1894
  2. Cattleya candida F.N.Williams 1851
  3. Cattleya harrisoniae Batem. 1838
  4. Cattleya harrisoniae Paxt 1838
  5. Cattleya harrisonii P.N.Don 1840
  6. Cattleya intermedia var variegata Hkr.
  7. Cattleya loddigesii var. harrisoniana Lindley 1887
  8. Cattleya papeinsiana C. Morr. 1845
  9. Epidendrum harrisonianum Rchb.f 1861

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