Cattleya gaskelliana Rchb.f 1883 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Dale Borders

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Common Name Gaskell's Cattleya [English Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [17.5 cm]

A medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species that is found at altitudes of 700 to 1000 meters in Colombia and Venezuela with clavate, compressed, grooved pseudobulbs subtended by greyish sheaths nad carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, thick, coriaceous leaf and blooms in the late spring and late summer on a terminal, 3 3/4" [9 cm] long, few, fragrant flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by a large basal sheath.

Synonyms Cattleya elegantissima Linden 1881; Cattleya gaskelliana f. alba (B.S.Williams) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya gaskelliana var. alba B.S.Williams 1889; Cattleya labiata var gaskelliana N.E. Brown 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var gaskeliana; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as C labiata var gaskelliana; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata var gaskeliana; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 6 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957 as C labiata var gaskeliana; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo as C gaskelliana f alba; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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~Cattleya gaskelliana var coerula Rchb.f 1883 - See Cattleya gaskelliana Rchb.f 1883 Photo courtesy of Bill Garris

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo;

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