Cattleya trianae Lindley & Rchb.f 1860 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Camp-Lota-Noise Orchids

Another Clone, Collected in Cundinamarca, Colombia

Plant in situ in San Gabriel, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Another Plant in situ in San Gabriel, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Another Plant in situ in San Gabriel, Cundinamarca, Colombia Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Dr. Triana's Cattleya [Colombian Botanist 1800's], in Colombia Flor de Mayo

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

This orchid is a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte occuring in all 3 cordilleras of Colombia with narrowly clavate, grooved, shiny yellow orange pseudobulbs carring a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and notched apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [3 to 14] flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath carrying large, fragrant, color variable flowers.

The in situ plant photo above is an example of this Cattleya in its natural environs at an elevation of 1200 meters. It is commonly ocurring on the trunks of trees but can also be found high up on larger branches towards the top of the canopy.

Synonyms Cattleya bogotensis Linden ex C. Morr. 1897; Cattleya kimballiana L. Linden & Rodigas 1887; Cattleya labiata var. ernestii Sander 1888; Cattleya labiata subsp. massangeana Rchb.f. 1883; Cattleya labiata var. trianaei [Lindley & Rchbf] Duch. 1860; Cattleya lindigii Karst; Cattleya trianae f. alba (L.Linden & Rodigas) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya trianae f. crawshayana De B.Crawshay 1896; Cattleya trianae var. alba L.Linden & Rodigas 1885; Cattleya trianae var. backhausiana auct. 1885; Cattleya trianae var. colemannii B.S.Williams 1876; Cattleya trianae var. corningii B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. dodgsonii B.S.Williams 1871; Cattleya trianae var. formosa B.S.Williams 1884; Cattleya trianae var. hillii B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. hooleana B.S.Williams 1887; Cattleya trianae var. marginata B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. mariae Cogn. & A.Gooss. 1897; Cattleya trianae var. massangeana (Rchb.f.) B.S.Williams 1887; Cattleya trianae var. osmannii B.S.Williams 1879; Cattleya trianae var. quadricolor B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. reginae B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. rosea B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. russelliana B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. splendidissima B.S.Williams & T.Moore 1885; Cattleya trianae var. williamsii B.S.Williams 1885; Epidendrum labiatum var trianaei Rchb.f 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var trianaei; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var trianaei photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C labiata var trianae drawing fide; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:138 Schlechter 1924; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 C labiata var trianae; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photos fide; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel; Cribb & Laurent 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 10 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 2 1994 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 12 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 6 1999 photo; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; The Colombian Cattleya and their Color Variations Toulemonde 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;

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