Cattleyopsis cubensis (Lindl.) Sauleda & R.M. Adams 1984

Flower closeup Photo by Luis A Borges Ochoa (Cuba)

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Common Name The Cuban Cattleyopsis

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

A very rare and endangered, small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing xerophytic epiphyte that is found in Cuba with smaller, clustered, terete, pyriform or ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, linear-lanceolate, coriaceous leaf with serrated margins that blooms with non-fragrant, large flowers in the late winter to spring on a terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, single to few [10] flowered inflorescence that is somewhat pendant.

Synonyms Broughtonia cubensis [Lindl.] Cogn. 1910; *Epidendrum cubense Lindl. 1843; Laeliopsis cubensis [Lindl.]Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Broughtonia cubensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Broughtonia cubensis; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Broughtonia cubensis

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