Cattleya venosa Rolfe 1894Photo by Claudio Serra Feijo and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name The Veined Cattleya

Flower Size 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm]

Found in Espirito Santa and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in coastal swamps at low elevations as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphytic natural hybrid between C forbesii and C harrisoniana with furrowed pseduobulbs carrying 1, 2 to rarely 3, apical, oblong to narrowly elliptic, obtuse, prominently keeled leaves that blooms in the late spring summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, 1.6 to 3.6" [4 to 9 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide

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