Cattleya dasilvae Campacci & Rosim 2016 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

Comparison photo of the 2 parents

TYPE Drawing

Photo By Marcia Sanae Morimoto/Campacci/TYPE Drawing By Marcos Campacci

Common Name da Silva's Cattleya [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of the new species current]

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Roirama state of Brazil in open obrophylous forests at elevations around 200 meters as a natural hybrid between C jenmanii and C wallisii as a small sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with fusiform, laterally flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by foliaceous sheaths and carrying coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, arising through a large sheath, shorter than the leaves, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence and carrying large, patent flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 12 Campacci & Silva 2016 photo/drawing fide