Cattleya tigrina A. Rich. 1854SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989 Photo by © Wilma Braga

Plant in situ in Bahia Brazil Photo by © Sidney Marçal

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Common Name The Tiger Striped Cattleya

Flower Size 2 3/4" to 4 3/8" [7 to 11 cm]

Found in coastal forests below 100 meters in southern Brazil as a large, bifoliate to trifoliate, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly thickened apically pseudobulb subtended by white sheaths and carrying 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, leathery leaves with sharp to serrated edges that blooms in the mid-summer on an erect, few to several [3 to 10] flowered racemose inflorescence that is subtended by a green sheath on a newly arising pseudobulb and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya guttata var. leopardina L.Linden & Rodigas 1885; Cattleya guttata subvar. immaculata Rchb.f. 1886; Cattleya guttata var. leopoldii (Verschaff. ex Lem.) Linden & Rchb.f. 1860; Cattleya guttata var. purpurea Cogn.1900; Cattleya guttata var. williamsiana Rchb.f. 1884; Cattleya leopoldii Versch. 1854; Cattleya leopoldii f. alba (Fowlie) F.Barros & J.A.N.Bat. 2004; Cattleya leopoldii f. caerulea (L.C.Menezes) F.Barros & J.A.N.Bat. 2004; Cattleya leopoldii f. immaculata (Rchb.f.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya leopoldii var. alba Fowlie 1964; Cattleya leopoldii var. immaculata (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya leopoldii var. leopardina (L.Linden & Rodigas) Fowlie 1964; Cattleya leopoldii var. purpurea Cogn. 1900; Cattleya leopoldii var. williamsiana (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1964; Cattleya tigrina var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 1993; Cattleya tigrina var. immaculata (Rchb.f.) Braem 1984; Cattleya tigrina var. leopardina (L.Linden & Rodigas) Braem 1984; Cattleya tigrina var. purpurea (Cogn.) Braem 1984; Cattleya tigrina var. williamsiana (Rchb.f.) Braem 1984; Epidendrum elatius var. leopoldii (Verschaff. ex Lem.) Rchb.f. 1862; Epidendrum elegans Vell. 1831;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum elatius var leopoldii; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1873 as Epidendrum elatius drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C guttata var leopoldi; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 photo as C guttata var leopoldii; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 9 1970 photo as C guttata var leopoldii; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 as C leopoldii drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 as C leopoldii var alba drawing fide; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 2 1982 as C x sororia photo/drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo as C guttata var leopoldii; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 11 1985; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo ok; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 as C leopoldii photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 4 1993 as C tigrina var caerula; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997as C guttata leopoldi drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 12 2002; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 4 2008 photo; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo good;

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