Cattleya granulosa Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Granulosae [Fowlie]Withner 1989 Photo by Wilma Braga

Another Clone Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Granulose Cattleya

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil in hills near the coast in swampy areas at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on trees in the hills near the coast as a stout, large sized, warm to cool growing, upright epiphyte with elongate, cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, or elliptic-ovate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with glossy and thick, long-lived, fragrant, color variable flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya buyssoniana O'Brien 1890; Cattleya granulosa var. buyssoniana O'Brien 1890; Cattleya granulosa var. russeliana Lindley 1845; Epidendrum granulosum Rchb.f 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C granulosa var buyssoniana drawing good; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 3 1986 photo; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo hmm; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 12 2003 specimen; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide


Cattleya granulosa Lindl. 1842 var semi alba Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Color variation of the previous species.