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Orchid Species: Cattleya labiata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya labiata is an orchid species identified by Pynaert in 1824.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Warm growing, variable sized epiphyte with club-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several greenish, thin textured sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous leaf that blooms mostly in the fall and early winter on a short, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence subtended by a double, leathery sheath.

FLOWER SIZE: 7 inches [17.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C bullieri 1886 Carrière
Add+ Cattleya C lemoniana 1846 Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C nalderiana 1885 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cattleya C oweniana 1892 auct.
Add+ Cattleya C pallida 1851 Lindl. & Paxton
Add+ Cattleya C peetersii 1885 André
Add+ Cattleya C regalis 1883 auct.
Add+ Cattleya C rochellensis
Add+ Cattleya C rollissonii 1861 T.Moore
Add+ Cattleya C warocqueana 1890 Linden
Add+ Cattleya C labiata f. semialba-striata
Add+ Cattleya C labiata h.f. semialba-tubular
Add+ Cattleya C leeana 1883 Sander
Add+ Cattleya C massangeana 1883 Rchb.f.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. labiata 'Goliath' (4 awards from 1993 to 2015) C. labiata h.f. semialba 'Lorena' (3 awards from 2017 to 2018) C. labiata h.f. roxobispo 'Urbano' (3 awards from 2014 to 2018) C. labiata h.f. rubra 'Ching Hua #1' (3 awards from 2005 to 2017) C. labiata 'Eisenheim' (3 awards from 2011 to 2013) C. labiata h.f. semialba 'Carlota Joaquina' (2 awards from 2015 to 2018) C. labiata 'Elisabeth' (2 awards from 2013 to 2018) C. labiata h.f. rubra 'Feitigo' (2 awards from 2010 to 2017) C. labiata 'Laetitia' (2 awards from 2011 to 2016) C. labiata h.f. semialba 'Mossoró' (2 awards from 2014 to 2016) C. labiata h.f. semialba 'Mossoro' (2 awards from 2011 to 2016) C. labiata 'Lorena' (2 awards in 2016) C. labiata f. coerulea 'Eisenheim' (2 awards from 2011 to 2015) C. labiata 'Ipanema' (2 awards in 2015) C. labiata h.f. semialba 'Marina' (2 awards from 2004 to 2015) C. labiata h.f. rubra 'Claire' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata h.f. rubra 'São Carlos' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata 'Allambie Whitewings' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata 'Canellas' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata 'Sherwood Forest' (2 awards from 1991 to 2011)
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VIRUS: Cattleya labiata Var. Alfrediana by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). A famous variety originally hailed for its extraordinary coloring about 1890, recognized as a virus infection in 1949, possibly a first for orchids. A83-1162 0
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