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Orchid Species: Cattleya trianae

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya trianae is an orchid species identified by Linden & Rchb.f. in 1860.
Cattleya (C.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Linden & Rchb.f.
DESCRIPTION: This orchid is a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte occurring in all 3 cordilleras of Colombia with narrowly clavate, grooved, shiny yellow orange pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and notched apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, to 12 [30 cm] long, few to several [3 to 14] flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath carrying large, fragrant, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 8 inches [20 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. trianae 'Pink Gem' (5 awards from 1992 to 2018) C. trianae 'Vitoria de Castro' (5 awards from 2013 to 2017) C. trianae f. alba 'Aranka Germaske' (5 awards from 2006 to 2017) C. trianae h.f. orlata 'Dawn' (5 awards from 2011 to 2016) C. trianae 'Aranka Germaske' (4 awards from 1956 to 2016) C. trianae h.f. concolor 'Orion' (3 awards from 2012 to 2018) C. trianae h.f. concolor-semialba 'Guns and roses' (3 awards from 2015 to 2016) C. trianae 'Recanto' (3 awards from 2015 to 2016) C. trianae 'Monarca' (3 awards from 2014 to 2016) C. trianae 'Mooreana' (3 awards from 1987 to 2016) C. trianae 'Lívia Lorena' (3 awards from 2013 to 2015) C. trianae 'Henry' (3 awards from 2010 to 2014) C. trianae 'Rolf' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. trianae 'Rolf Altemburg' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. trianae h.f. concolor 'Alcardo' (2 awards from 2017 to 2018) C. trianae 'RM 1' (2 awards from 2014 to 2018) C. trianae 'Full Moon' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. trianae 'Otavio Neto' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. trianae h.f. atropurpurea 'Rolling Stones' (2 awards from 2015 to 2018) C. trianae 'Okada' (2 awards from 1999 to 2018)
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Cattleya trianae by Lou Lodyga. This beautiful species is from Colombia’s rain forest and is their national flower. It was selected for this prestigious position because it has the same colors as the Colombian flag. A strong grow... 1
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