Cattleya percivaliana marmoreada
Cattleya percivaliana grows in Venezuela and Colombia in the mountains above 4000 feet near rivers. It is a large sized lithophytic plant out in the full sun. It is fragrant and blooms in the fall.
This variety is a beautiful and rare color form of C. percivaliana which features unusual tessellations throughout petals and sepals. It is known locally in Venezuela as variety Remolacha, due to the petal coloring resembling that of a cut open 'Beet'. The backside of both petals and sepals are of a very dark red solid beet color.
06/15/2013 - New plant picture.
06/15/2012 - Divided, blog entry.
01/30/2012 - In bloom, blog entry.
04/10/2010 - Added to collection from Steve Christoffersen.
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae