Cattleya hardyana Sander 1883 SUBGENUS Cattleya Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Clone Photo by Wilma Braga.


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; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; The Catttleya and Their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 2 1993 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 4 1993 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of Colombia Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; The Colombian Cattleyas and their Color Variations Toulemonde 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo;