Published: Mon, October 02, 2017
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Cattleya Peckaviensis is the hybrid between Cattleya schilleriana and Cattleya aclandiae, two small Brazilian species.

It is always great to have a young orchid that will bloom for the first time.

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Mainly found in lowlands and hills, as it has been recorded exceptionally up to an altitude of 5900 feet (1800 m) above sea level. The face has a blackish border, like a "mask of bandits", above the white-beige eyebrows and below the cheek of the same color.

It is about a species or hybrid that you have never had in flower before, and which you only know about having seen it in images of others. In Cattleya species, the variability of The flowers are large, and in the primary hybrids this variability does nothing more than increase. Only in propagation from tissue (cloning) the variability is almost null and when buying a cultivar meristemado you know what the flower will be like when the plant blossoms.

Cattleya Peckaviensis hardly forms a spathe; This sometimes reduces to the very size of the bracts. The pimpollos are formed from the leaves even rolled up, and when they open, they are exposed.

Cattleya Peckaviensis is bifoliated as its relatives. The young leaves are born green with a few pretty purple spots. Also in the pods, which protect the bulb, there is a lot of color. A few days before drying, these pods become red and purple like autumn leaves. This spectacular coloration coincides with an explosion of stains on the leaves. It seems that they anticipate the flower.
This color is so much deeper the more light and sun has the plant of day and the fresher it does during the night; But always have to be moderate, and in a climate like the one in my area, where dry air predominates, the recommended crop is the half shade - in the shade of a shrub, as in the first photo. Of autumn in the pods just before maturing the pseudobulbs

Oh, the names!
It could not be any other way, being an orchid. There are two records of this hybrid in the RHS. The oldest and, therefore, the name recognized is 1901 (Hruby) with the name of Cattleya Peckaviensis. And then there is a second record from 1910 (Sir C. Marriott) with the name of Cattleya Peckhaviensis. Almost all entries in the network are written with the interspersed hache, obeying the 'feel' orthographic of this name in the Anglo-Saxon languages ​​but the correct name is the other ...

Hruby is Baron Theodor Karel Josef Hrubý z Gelení (1826-1914) from Petschkau - Pečky in Czech - in Bohemia (Cervené Pečky, east of Prague), where he gathered the largest and most important collection of orchids of the Empire Austro-Hungarian from the end of the 19th century.

The pimpollo - like a lustrous and painted olive - is visibly increasing in size Day in day and, during the last night, opened.

This is what in some forums is described as 'electric magenta'. For if ...

Knowing a little about the anatomy of a flower of Cattleya, it is evident that the two leaves of the pseudobulb with their mottled of high contrast, like the five petals with an even greater contrast, form A set, a visual device dedicated to drawing attention and directing the interest to the center itself: the signal (yellow to our eyes) that appears right in front of the column containing pollen and stigma of the flower.

Edited with 'infrared simulation' shows in black and white all the contrast present in the visual apparatus - leaves and petals form a unit and are hardly distinguishable. The signal, which for pollinators is very likely a signal in UV, I marked it in yellow, as the human eye sees it.

Whoever wants to see images of flowers that see the UV and IR colors not visible to the human eye can dive between the photographs of photographer Bjørn Rørslett.

Backlit, the olive-colored flower turns copper-colored With crimson bikes.

In case the visual attractions are not completely safe, the flower begins to emit smell on the second day. A strong aroma, with sweetness of Cattleya and many shades of spice, nice. That it is a diurnal odor corresponds to the visual apparatus: pollinators only fly by day.

Cattleya Peckaviensis 'Sobral', with indirect lightCattleya Peckaviensis 'Sobral' - minus the lip, the whole flower is highly bright.Cattleya Peckaviensis 'Sobral', detail of the column, the sign and part of the lip

Luísa Sobral, Salvador Sobral (2017), thank you

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