Cattleya Nobilior Var. Amaliae 'HIF' X Perfection (RARE HARD TO FIND)

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Found in Matto Grossa, DF and Goias State of Brazil as well as Santa Cruz Bolivia and Paraguay along rivers on roughbarked trees at the edges of high cliffs in full sun and with ample air circulation at elevations of 170 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte. This species is characterized by having ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, coriaceous leaves and blooms on a to 3 1/8" [to 8 cm] long, slender, 1 to few flowered inflorescence with up to 5 extremely [vanilla citron] fragrant flowers. This species is always bifoliate and can be distinguished from Cattleya walkeriana by this fact alone as C walkeriana has only one.
This area has a distinct wet and dry period and it is quite hot. A five month drier rest from November through March is reccomended.
The var amaliae pictured above is cooler growing and comes from the Brazilian states of Goias and Tocantins at elevations to 900 meters on rough barked trees.

 

Plants may vary in size

Description

Found in Matto Grossa, DF and Goias State of Brazil as well as Santa Cruz Bolivia and Paraguay along rivers on roughbarked trees at the edges of high cliffs in full sun and with ample air circulation at elevations of 170 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte. This species is characterized by having ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, coriaceous leaves and blooms on a to 3 1/8" [to 8 cm] long, slender, 1 to few flowered inflorescence with up to 5 extremely [vanilla citron] fragrant flowers. This species is always bifoliate and can be distinguished from Cattleya walkeriana by this fact alone as C walkeriana has only one.
This area has a distinct wet and dry period and it is quite hot. A five month drier rest from November through March is reccomended.
The var amaliae pictured above is cooler growing and comes from the Brazilian states of Goias and Tocantins at elevations to 900 meters on rough barked trees.

 

Plants may vary in size