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Cattleya loddigesii

C. loddigesii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. loddigesii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cattleya loddigesii
Lindl. 1823


Cattleya loddigesii is a plant in the genus Cattleya.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the late summer with two to nine 11.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing from Bahia Brazil to Argentina and Paraguay,

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cattleya loddigesii 'Impasionate' Cattleya loddigesii 'Impasionate' Pink sepals and petals, white lip with a patch of pink at the edge
Cattleya loddigesii alba' Cattleya loddigesii var. alba white sepals and petals, white lip
Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' light purple sepals and petals, yellow lip

NamingEdit

Common Name: Loddiges' Cattleya

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cattleya arembergii Scheidw. 1843
  2. Cattleya obrieniana Rolfe 1889
  3. Cattleya ovata Lindley 1838
  4. Epidendrum canaliculatum Vell. 1825
  5. Epidendrum harrisoniae Rchb.f
  6. Epidendrum loddigesii Rchb.f 1861
  7. Epidendrum violaceum Lodd. 1819

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