Cattleya elongata Barb. Rodr. 1877 SUBGENUS Schomburgkoidea Withner 1989 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sun WarmCool LATESummer

Common Name Cattleya with the Elongated Stalk

Flower Size 3 1/8" [8 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Pernambuco states of Brazil as a bifoliate, large sized, warm to cool growing lithophytic species found on bare rock outcroppings at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters in bright light with narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic leaves that has a terminal, 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long , 2 to several [10] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, long-lived, heavy-textured, color variable flowers occuring in the late summer.

Synonyms Cattleya alexandrae Linden & Rolfe 1892; Cattleya alexandrae var. elegans Rolfe 1892; Cattleya alexandrae var. maculata auct.1895; Cattleya alexandrae var. rosea auct. 1895; Cattleya alexandrae var. tenebrosa Rolfe 1892; Cattleya elongata f. alba F.Barros & J.A.N.Bat. 2004; Cattleya elongata var. elegans (Rolfe) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya elongata var. maculata (auct.) Braem 1984; Cattleya elongata var. rosea (auct.) Braem 1984; Cattleya nilsonii Regel 1889;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 9 1964 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 as C rlongata var alba, drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005

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