Cattleya hegeriana (Campacci) Van den Berg 2008

Plant and Inflorescence TYPE Photos by © Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Heger's Cattleya [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte with obovate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, apiculate, coriaceous, decurved leaf that blooms in the summer on an apical, to 14" [35 cm] long overall, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, sequentially few to several flowered inflorescence arising through a linear-truncate, oblique spathe.

CAUTION - This species would be better placed in Laelia within my taxonomic framework but as of yet it has not been named as such.

Synonyms *Hoffmannseggella hegeriana Campacci 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Colet. Orquídeas Brasil. 5: 158 Campacci 2007 as Hoffmannseggella hegeriana drawing/photo fide