!Cattleya labiata Lindley 1824 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Plant and flowers Photo by © Jean Claude George

Color VariationPhoto by © Gary Ashley

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Common Name Crimson or Ruby Lipped Cattleya

Flower Size 7" [17.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a warm growing, variable sized epiphyte with club-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several greenish, thin textured sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous leaf that blooms mostly in the fall and early winter on a short, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence subtended by a double, leathery sheath.

Synonyms Cattleya bullieri D.J. Carr 1886; Cattleya labiata autumnalis Pynaert 1893; Cattleya labiata f. alba (Linden & Rodigas) F.Barros & J.A.N.Bat. 2004; Cattleya labiata f. albo-oculata Cogn. 1897; Cattleya labiata f. candida (Lindl.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya labiata f. coerulea (Rolfe) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya labiata f. purpureostriata Cogn. 1897; Cattleya labiata var. alba Linden & Rodigas 1892; Cattleya labiata var. albo-oculata (Cogn.) L.C.Menezes 1987; Cattleya labiata var. amesiana L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. amoena L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. atropurpurea L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var autumnalis Linden 1887; Cattleya labiata var. beyrodtiana Schltr. 1914; Cattleya labiata var. brennandiana L.C.Menezes 2005; Cattleya labiata var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. coerulea Rolfe 1895; Cattleya labiata var. concolor L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. crocata Rchb.f. 1882; Cattleya labiata var genuina Stein 1892; Cattleya labiata var. petersii Rolfe 1894; Cattleya labiata var. petersii-marmorata Cogn. & A.Gooss. 1898; Cattleya labiata var. purpureolineata L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. purpureostriata (Cogn.) L.C.Menezes 1987; Cattleya labiata var. rochellensis Rchb.f. 1888; Cattleya labiata var. semialba L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var warocqueana Rolfe 1890; Cattleya labiata vera Veitch 1887; Cattleya labiatum Rchb.f 1861; Cattleya leeana Sander 1883; Cattleya lemoniana Lindley 1846; Cattleya massangeana Rchb. f. 1883; Cattleya morganae Warner 1882; Cattleya nalderiana Rchb. f. 1885; Cattleya oweniana auct. 1892; Cattleya pallida Lindl. & Paxton 1851-2; Cattleya peetersii André 1885; Cattleya perrinii Endl. in A.Hartinger 1845; Cattleya regalis hort. 1883; Cattleya rochellensii Rchb. f. 1888; Cattleya rollissonii T. Moore 1861; Cattleya wallisii L. Linden & Rchb. f. 1882; Cattleya warocqueana L. Linden 1890; Epidendrum labiatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Epidendrum labiatum var lemonianum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Epidendrum labiatum var pallidum (Lindl. & Paxton) Rchb.f. 1862; Epidendrum labiatum var. pictum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var lemonianum; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var pallidum; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var pictum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 1 1960 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 11 1983 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 10 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 2 1987 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 11 1987 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 photo as C labiata var semi-alba; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 9 1999 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmusen 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

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Cattleya labiata var venosa estriata "Carla Giovana Lindley 1821SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

Photo by © Alisson Xavier Mendes Filho

References Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo

Cattleya labiata Lindley var. albaSUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by © Patricia Harding

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 2 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 12 1984 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide ;

Cattleya labiata Lindley var. coerulea 1821 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by © Carson Whitlow and his Orchid Mall

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo

Cattleya labiata var semi alba 'foleyana' L.C. Menzes 1987SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by © Wilma Braga

Synonyms Cattleya labiata var foleyana H. Wms. 1897

References Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide

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