Cattleya x edmarxii Campacci & Deusvando 2020 SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989

Plant and Flower

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Eduardo Jorge Marx/Drawing by Campacci

Partial sun Hot Spring

Common Name Ed Marx's Cattleya [Brazilian Discoverer of the species current]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in high-light forests in valleys at elevations around 480 meters as a natural hybrid between C guttata and C amethestoglossa as a medium sized, cespitose, hot growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to off-green, smooth, cylindric, grooved pseudobulbs enveloped by deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, green, leathery, rigid, elliptic leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, rigid, 4.8" [12 cm] long, simultaneously to 4 flowered inflorescence with green, triangular floral bracts and carrying patent flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 16 Campacci & Silva 2020 photo/drawing fide