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Cattleya walkeriana

Cattleya walkeriana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. walkeriana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Cattleya walkeriana
Gardner 1843


Cattleya walkeriana is orchid in the genus Cattleya

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late winter to summer with one to two 12 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees, limestone slopes and moist rocks in Brazil at elevations from 0 to 2000 meters.

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. Plant can also be mounted. Cut back on water during winter months.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Cattleya walkeriana alba Cattleya walkeriana var alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white
Cattleya walkeriana coeruela Cattleya walkeriana var coerulea Sepals and petals are white, lip is purple
Cattleya walkeriana semi-alba 'Kenny' Cattleya walkeriana var semi-alba 'Kenny' Sepals and petals are white, lip is cream color with a red patch
Cattleya walkeriana 'Cotia' Cattleya walkeriana 'Cotia' Sepals and petals are pink, lip is magenta

NamingEdit

Common Name:Walker's Cattleya


SynonymsEdit

  1. Cattleya bulbosa Lindley 1847
  2. Cattleya gardneriana Rchb.f 1870
  3. Cattleya princeps B.-Rod. 1877
  4. Cattleya walkeriana var. bulbosa (Lindl.) Fowlie 1977
  5. Cattleya walkeriana var. princeps L.C.Menezes 1993
  6. Epidendrum walkerianum [Gardn.]Rchb.f 1862

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