Cattleya lueddemanniana Rchb. f. 1858 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

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Common Name Lueddemann's Cattleya [French Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 8 1/2" [21.25 cm]

A Venezuelan, medium sized, unifoliate, hot to warm growing epiphyte found on the northern coastal range in fairly low scrubby hills at altitudes of 0 to 500 meters with cylindrical, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, oblong, obtuse, grey green leaf that blooms in the summer or fall on a terminal, short to 4" [to 10 cm], few [3 to 5] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and subtended by a broad basal spathe that gives rise to strongly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya bassetii A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch 1887; Cattleya dawsoni Warn. 1862; Cattleya labiata var. dawsonii [Warner] DuBuy. 1878; Cattleya labiata var. lueddmannia (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1883; Cattleya labiata var. roezlii Rchb.f 1882; Cattleya labiata var wilsoniana Rchb.f 1887; Cattleya lueddemanniana f. alba (God.-Leb.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya lueddemanniana var. alba God.-Leb. 1886; Cattleya lueddemanniana var. stanleyi auct. 1901; Cattleya malouana Linden 1885; Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var autumnalis hort. 1887; Cattleya roezlii Rchb. f. 1882; Cattleya speciosissima hort. 1868; Cattleya speciosissima var. buchaniana B.S.Williams & T.Moore 1887; Cattleya speciosissima var lowii Anderson 1868; Cattleya speciosissima var lueddemannia 1882-97; Epidendrum labiatum var lueddemannia [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var leuddemanniana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var lueddemanniana; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata var lueddemanniana; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as C labiata var lueddemannia; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo fide; Orchid of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 10 1984 photo; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 2 2008 photoAOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo;