Cattleya schroederae Sander 1888 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Different Color Variety

Photo by Patricia Harding

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Common Name Baroness Schroeder's Cattleya [English Wife of Sir Henry Schroeder 1800's]; in Colombia Cattleya de Pascua or The Easter Cattleya

Flower Size 9" [22.5 cm]

Found in Colombia as a hot to cool growing species that blooms in the spring on a short, erect, few flowered inflorescence held close to mid-leaf and carrying almond scented flowers.

This species is very similar to C. trianae yet differs in having larger flowers, which are strongly fragrant and have white to rose pink or light purple petals that are strongly crisped and broader as well as a lip with a larger midlobe that is strongly crisped and has a large orange disc.

Synonyms Cattlya labiata var schroderae Sander 1888; Cattleya trianaei var schroederae Rchb.f 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata subvar schroederi; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 as C lueddemanniana var schroederiana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 #1 1983 as C labiata trianae var schroderae fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 drawing as C trianae var schroederiana; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 #3 2000 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 photo fide; OrchidDigest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;

Cattleya schroederae Sander 1888 var alba SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

Photo by Jay Pfahl

A white color variety of the previous species

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 69 #3 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide;

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