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 Pernambuco and Alagoas states of 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 rosy-floral scented , 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 #2 1957 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 #6 1957 as C granulosa var graniosissima Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 5 1958 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 8 1963 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #7 1967 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 3 1986 photo fide; 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 fide; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide;

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

Color variation of the previous species.

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