Cattleya tenuis Campacci & Vedovello 1983

Another Clone Photos by Jay Pfahl

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

Fragrance Part sunHotTo Cool Southern HemisphereFall

Common Name The Slender Stemmed Cattleya

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This is a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte from inland Pernambuco and Bahia states of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters in dense, semi-arid thickets on small treetrunks or on rocks below with a long [to 3'], slender, cylindrical, elongate pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, thin, narrow, pointed, spreading, elliptic-oblong, very coriaceous leaves that needs a distinct dry winter rest which in turn will bring about blooming, mostly in the late summer and fall on a terminal, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad sheath and giving rise to heavy textured, waxy, fragrant flowers that can be long or short lived.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses I Plate 040 Neto & Campacci 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide