Cattleya araguaiensis Pabst 1967 SUBGENUS Stellata Withner 1988 Photo by Roberto Takase

LATE and MID

Common Name The Araguaia Cattleya [A river in Tocantins state]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Tocantins state of Brazil at elevations of 395 to 610 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte in moist conditions with slim, spindly pseudobulbs and a single apical leaf that blooms in the late spring through mid summer on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence with a long-lasting flower.

Synonyms Cattleya araguaiensis var alba L.C.Menezes 1991; Cattleya araguaiensis f. alba (L.C.Menezes) Christenson 1996; Cattleyella araguaiensis [Pabst] Van den Berg & Chase 2003; Cattleyella araguaiensis f. alba (L.C.Menezes) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 2 1982 drawing/photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo as *C araguaiensis var alba; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; The Catttleya and Their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1998 photo fide; Boletim CAOB #52 2003 as Cattleyella araguiensis; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as C araguaiensis var albaphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmusen 2005 as Cattleyella araguaiensis drawing/photo fide;

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