Cattleya hardyana Sander 1883 SUBGENUS Cattleya Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Another Clone Photo by © Wilma Braga.

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Common Name Hardy's Cattleya [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

A naturally ocurring, warm to cool growing hybrid from Colombia in between C warscewiczii and C dowiana that blooms in the summer with fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #7 1967 photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo fide; The Catttleya and Their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 2 1993 drawings fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 4 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of Colombia Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 No 2 1996 photo fide; The Colombian Cattleyas and their Color Variations Toulemonde 2002; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo/drawing fide; Orquideologķa Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;

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