Cattleya schofieldiana Rchb.f 1882 SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Granulosae [Fowlie]Withner 1989 Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

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Common Name Schofield's Cattleya [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Brazil at altitudes up to 900 meters on trees in hills near the coast as a cool to warm growing epiphytic orchid on trees with moss and lichen as a stout, 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] flowers.

The floral similarities to Cattleya granulosa are the same in all aspects other than flower size and color as well as the pseudobulb size which in this species are larger.

Synonyms Cattleya granulosa f. schofieldiana (Rchb.f.) A.D.Hawkes 1965 ; Cattleya granulosa var. banneri Rolfe 1896; *Cattleya granulosa Lindley var schofieldiana [Rchb.f] Veitch 1887; Cattleya princeps auct. 1892; Cattleya schofieldiana var. banneri (Rolfe) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya schofieldiana var. tedescoana L.C.Menezes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum granulosum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C granulosa var buyssoniana; AOS Bulletin Vol 16 No 2 1957 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 1 1962 photo as C granulosa var schoenfieldiana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C granulosa fma. schofieldiana; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 as C granulosa var schofieldiana drawing fide; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982 as C granulosa var schofieldiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 11 1985 photo; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997 drawing fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

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