Cattleya mossiae Hkr. 1838 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Clone Photo by Jean Claude George

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Common Name Mrs. Moss' Cattleya [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] in Venezuela - Cattleya de Pascua or Easter Cattleya

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

An endemic Venezuelan, small to medium sized, unifoliate, warm to cool growing epiphyte occuring at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters in dense forests high in the canopy, with fusiform, ridged, green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to narrowly ovate-oblong leaf that is rounded apically and blooms in the spring on a terminal, 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [2 to 7] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carries very fragrant, color variable flowers.

This orchid is the national flower of Venezuela.

Synonyms Cattleya aliciae L. Linden 1895; Cattleya carrieri Houller. 1876; Cattleya edithiana Williams 1862; Cattleya frithii H.J.Veitch, Gard. Chron. 1889; Cattleya labiata var atropurpurea Paxton 1844; Cattleya labiata var candida Lindley & Paxton 1850; Cattleya labiata var. mossiae (C.Parker ex Hook.) Lindl. 1840; Cattleya labiata var picta Lindley & Paxton 1850; Cattleya labiata var picta [Lindley & Paxton]Rchb.f 1874; Cattleya labiata var reineckiana [Rchb.f]A.D.Hawkes; Cattleya mossiae f. coerulea (Cogn.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya mossiae f. reineckeana (Rchb.f. ex O'Brien) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya mossiae f. wageneri (Rchb.f.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya mossiae var. alexandrae B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya mossiae var. arnoldiana B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya mossiae var. beyrodtiana Schltr. 1913; Cattleya mossiae var. coerulea Cogn. 1899; Cattleya mossiae var. decora B.S.Williams 1891; Cattleya mossiae var. germinyana Cogn. & A.Gooss. 1898; Cattleya mossiae var. hardyana B.S.Williams & T.Moore 1884; Cattleya mossiae var. kermesiana-marginata B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya mossiae var. magnifica B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya mossiae var. majestica B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya mossiae var. mcmorlandii (B.S.Williams) B.S.Williams 1874; Cattleya mossiae var. reineckeana Rchb.f. ex O'Brien 1884; Cattleya mossiae var. variabilis Cogn. & A.Gooss. 1903; Cattleya mossiae var. wageneri Braem 1986; Cattleya reineckiana Hort. 1883; Cattleya reineckiana Rchb.f 1856; Cattleya splendidissima auct. 1886 ; Cattleya wageneri Rchb.f 1854; Cattleya wagneri Hort.; Epidendrum labiatum var. mossiae [Hkr.] Rchb.f 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var mossiae; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var mossiae photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C labiata var mossiae drawing fide; ; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 4 1962 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata var mossiae; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 2 1970; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as C labiata var mossiae; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel; Cribb & Laurent 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; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 3 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira' Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; 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 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var alba 1838SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Patricia Harding

Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var coerula 1838 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by David Hunt

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo;

Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var. reineckiana Hooker 1838 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

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Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

Found in Venezuela as a cool to hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a short, few to several [2 to 7] flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum labiatum var. reineckeanum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var reineckiana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata fma reineckiana; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 5 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 3 1998 photo;

Cattleya mossiae Hkr. Var semi-albaSUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Bill Garris

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Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var wageneri 1838 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Dale Borders

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Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

Found in Venezuela as a cool to hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a short, few to several [2 to 7] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cattleya mossiae f. wageneri (Rchb.f.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya wageneri Rchb.f 1854; Epidendrum labiatum var. wageneri (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as C wageneri; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as C wageneri drawing; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var wagneri; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata fma wageneri; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995 photo fide;

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