!Cattleyopsis lindenii [Lindley]Cogn. 1910 Photo by © Jay Pfahl


Common Name Linden's Cattleyopsis [Belgian orchid collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [3 to 4 cm]

A small sized, hot to warm growing, xerophytic epiphyte occuring on trees and bushes in coastal copses and pine woods at an elevation of sea level up to 200 meters in Cuba, Bahamas and Bermuda?, requiring high light and humidity, with ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late spring and early fall on a terminal, slender, erect to arching, sometimes branching, 8" to 3' [20 to 90 cm] long inflorescence with up to 12 flowers held at the apex.

Synonyms Bletia lindeni Rchb. f. 1862; Broughtonia lilacina Henfr. 1902; Broughtonia lindenii (Lindl.) Dressler 1966; Broughtonia violacea hort. ex T. Moore & Ayres; Cattleyopsis delicatula Lem 1853; Cattleyopsis guanensis Acuña 1939; Cattleyopsis northropiorum Cogn. 1910; *Laelia lindenii Lindley 1846; Laeliopsis lindenii [Lindl]Lindley 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia lindeni; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as C northropiorum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C northropiorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 photo as Laeliopsis lindenii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo not maybe C ortgiesiana; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Broughtonia lindenii; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Broughtonia lindenii; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Broughtonia linenii drawing fide