Huntleya burtii

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Huntleya burtii
Huntleya burtii Orchi 01.jpg
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H. burtii
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Huntleya burtii
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Huntleya burtii also known as the Cat-face Orchid is a species of orchid that occurs in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica. It has beautiful fan-shaped growth and bears single, large, glossy flowers on 6" spikes. The long-lived, fragrant blooms may reach 5" across and are red-brown with yellow spotting toward the top, fading to white spotting toward the bottom. These plants usually grow at elevations of 900–3,600 feet and prefer warm, moderately bright environments.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pridgeon, Alec M. (1992). The Illustrated encyclopedia of orchids. Timber Press. p. 141. ISBN 0-88192-267-6. Retrieved June 21, 2009.