Cattleya mooreana Withner, Allison & Guenard 1988 SUBGENUS Stellata Withner 1988

Flower Closeup Photos by Mauro Rosim

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Common Name Moore's Cattleya [Lee Moore American Orchid Collector Peru current]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [6 cm]

Found as an unifoliate, epiphytic species from central and northeast Peru in wet montane forest on large, lower riverine trees at elevations around 990 meters that is named after Lee Moore, of Miami Florida and has clavate, compressed, lightly sulcate, stiffly erect pseudobulbs with soon evanescent basal sheaths and carries a single, apical, oval-elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous leaf with a basal spathe that blooms in the summer on a 2 3/4" [6 cm]long, few [2 to 4] flowered, long-lived inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb carrying fragrant flowers held at mid-leaf height.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 013 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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