Cattleya jenmanii Rolfe 1906 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

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Common Name Jenman's Cattleya [Director of Guyana Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Guyana and Venezuela as a small sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate epiphytic species occuring at elevations of 300 to 600 meters in deep forests along rivers with a wet season in the summer and fall and a dry season in the winter and spring. The plants have clavate, clustered, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 4 persistent sheaths carrying a single apical, elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, acute leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a short to 4" [10 cm], terminal, few [3 to 7] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by a basal spathe.

Synonyms Cattleya jenmanii var alba; Cattleya jenmanii var coerula Rolfe 1906

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