Cattleya schilleriana Rchb.f 1857 SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989

Another Clone Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Consul Schiller's Cattleya [Germman Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic, bifoliate orchid growing on hardwood thickets on cliff faces with summer seapage and a river below at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters yet there is no rain between summer and fall. This species has club-shaped, sulcate, often tinted reddish-purple pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-oblong, spreading, deep green above, reddish purple below leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, short, long-lived, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, waxy flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya aclandiae var shilleriana Jenn. 1875; Cattleya regnellii Veitch ex R.Hogg 1860; Cattleya schilleriana var. amaliana L.Linden & Rodigas 1886; Cattleya schilleriana var. concolor Hook. 1859; Cattleya schilleriana var. regnellii B.S.Williams 1885; Epidendrum schillerianum Rchb.f 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum schillerianum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C schilleriana var concolor; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 3 1982 photo fide; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 3 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin VOl 54 No 11 1985 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 5 1987 photo; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids Of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo; Botanicas Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

Cattleya schilleriana Rchb. f. var. coerulescens 1857 Photo by Carson Whitlow and his Orchid Mall


A color variety of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970;