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Cattleya percivaliana

Cattleya percivaliana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. percivaliana
Alliance: Cattleya
Binomial name
Cattleya percivaliana
[Rchb.f] O'Brien 1883


Cattleya percivaliana is orchid in the genus Cattleya

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer to winter with two to four 12.5 cm flowers. Flowers have a musky and spicy scent.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees and rocky slopes near water in Venezula from 1300 to 2000 meters in elevation.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. Cattleya percivaliana is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cattleya percivaliana 'Remolache' Cattleya percivaliana 'Remolache' Sepals are white with a pink edge. Petals are white with pink veins, lip is pink
Cattleya percivaliana semi-alba Cattleya percivaliana semi-alba Sepals and petals are white, lip has a pink patch with yellow in the inner section
Cattleya percivaliana semialba 'nega chocolate' Cattleya percivaliana semialba 'nega chocolate' Sepals and petals are white, lip has a patch with yellow
Cattleya percivaliana alba Cattleya percivaliana alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is yellow

NamingEdit

Common Name:Percival's Cattleya, Christmas Cattleya


SynonymsEdit

  1. Cattleya labiata var percivaliana Rchb.f 1882

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