Cattleya jenmanii Rolfe 1906 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Color Variety Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

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Common Name Jenman's Cattleya [Director of Guyana Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Guyana and Venezuela as a small sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate epiphytic species occuring at elevations of 300 to 600 meters in deep forests along rivers with a wet season in the summer and fall and a dry season in the winter and spring. The plants have clavate, clustered, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 4 persistent sheaths carrying a single apical, elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, acute leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a short to 4" [10 cm], terminal, few [3 to 7] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by a basal spathe.

Synonyms Cattleya jenmanii var alba; Cattleya jenmanii var coerula Rolfe 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 6 1979 photo; The Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 2 1984 photo fide; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo as C jenmanii var alba; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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