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Typically Cattleya forbesii grows as an epiphyte on trees and shrubs, but close to the sea, it also grows on rocks (2) (3). Flowering occurs over spring and summer, with a peak between April and July. The colourful veining on the inside of the lip attracts the insect pollinators, which, in accessing the nectar, transfer the pollen from the stamens of one flower to the stigma of another (2).

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