Cattleya percivaliana

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Christmas Orchid
Cattleya percevaliana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Cattleya
Genus: Cattleya
Subgenus: Cattleya subg. Cattleya
Section: Cattleya sect. Cattleya
Species: C. percivaliana
Binomial name
Cattleya percivaliana
(Rchb.f.) O'Brien (1883)
Synonyms
  • Cattleya labiata var. percivaliana Rchb.f. (1882)

Cattleya percivaliana (literally Percival's Cattley's) is a species of orchid. It shares the common name of "Christmas Orchid" with C. trianae and Angraecum sesquipedale.[1] The diploid chromosome number of C. percivaliana has been determined as 2n = 40. The haploid chromosome number has been determined as n = 20.[2]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ http://orchidlady.com/pages/orchidGarden/ChristmasPartTwo.html
  2. ^ page 251 of L. P. Felix and M. Guerra: "Variation in chromosome number and the basic number of subfamily Epidendroideae (Orchidaceae)" Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 163(2010)234—278. The Linnean Society of London. Downloaded October 2010 from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2010.01059.x/abstract