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ALVES, Guilherme Augusto Cito et al. New Cattleya orchid hybrid. Ornam. Hortic. [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp.145-148. ISSN 2447-536X.

The hybrid, obtained by back crossing between (Cattleya labiata x Cattleya forbesii) x Cattleya labiata is a vigorous plant, bi-or unifoliate, features slender and cylindrical pseudobulbs and leathery dark-greenish leaves, with oblanceolate shape format of blunt tips with the first flowering four years after sowing. In Londrina, flowering occurred twice a year, between the months of April and May and October and November with 2-4 flowers per pseudobulb and durability ranging from 15 to 20 days. The flowers of the new hybrid were purple with a labellum with a yellow center and purple stripes.

Keywords : breeding; floriculture; Orchidaceae; selection.

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