Cattleya × heitoriana (Campacci) Van den Berg 2010

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/Drawing 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 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a natural hybrid between C. ghillanyi and C. itambana at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, coriaceous, recurved leaf that blooms in the winter on an apical, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long overall, rachis to .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneousl 2 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 × heitoriana Campacci 2007

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