Cattleya guttata Lindley 1832 SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989 Photo by Patricia Harding

Plant in situ Boia Ceia Brazil 1 meter in elevation - Seaside Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Spotted Cattleya

Flower Size 2 - 4" [5 to 10 cm]

This is a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte from near the seashore in southern Brazil with cylindrical, elongate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, spreading, elliptic-oblong, very coriaceous leaves and the inflorescence arises on a fully matured pseudobulb in the fall and winter on a terminal, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad dried sheath and giving rise to heavy textured, waxy, fragrant flowers that can be long or short lived.

This species needs a distinct dry winter rest which in turn will bring about blooming,

Synonyms Cattleya elatior Lindley 1831; Cattleya elatior Lindl. 1833; Cattleya granulosa Lindley var. russeliana Lindley; Cattleya guttata f. albina Xim.Bols. 2011; Cattleya guttata f. munda (Rchb.f.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya guttata var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 1993; Cattleya guttata var. elatior (Lindl.) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya guttata var. immaculata Rchb.f. 1886; Cattleya guttata var. munda Rchb.f. 1888; Cattleya guttata var. pernambucensis Rodigas 1893; Cattleya guttulata Lindley; Cattleya leopoldii subsp. pernambucensis Brieger in ? ; Cattleya sphenophora Morr. 1848; Cattleya tigrina A. Rich. 1848; Cattleya tigrina var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 1993; Cattleya tigrina var. williamsiana (Rchb.f.) Braem 1984; Epidendrum elatius Rchb.f 1862;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidenrum elatius; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C guttata var purpurea; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C gutatta var williamsiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 7 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 as C elatior; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 2 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 11 1985; AOS BUlletin Vol 55 No 3 1986 photo; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997 as C guttata maculata drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

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Cattleya guttata Lindley var alba 1832 SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989 Photo by Eric Hunt

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Cattleya guttata Lindley var.leopardina Lindley SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989 Photo by Jeff Aguillon

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Cattleya guttata Lindley var prinzii SUBGENUS Falcata SECTION Guttatae [Cogn.] Withner 1989 Photo by Jay Pfahl

A variety of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum guttata var prinzii

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