Cattleya warneri T. Moore ex Warner 1862 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Jay Pfahl

Color Variation Photo by Jean Claude George

Another Clone Photo by Wilma Braga

Another Clone

Another Clone Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Warner's Cattleya [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

A medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte from Brazil at elevations around 400 to 600 meters with club-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several greenish, thin textured sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few flowered inflorescence subtended by a double sheath and carrying fragrant, highly color variable flowers.

~This species is similar to Cattleya labiata yet differs in having larger, strongly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya labiata var. warneri (T. Moore ex Warner) H.J. Veitch 1883; Cattleya trilabiata Barb. Rodr. 1877; Cattleya warneri f. caerulea (L.C.Menezes) F.Barros & J.A.N.Bat. 2004; Cattleya warneri var. alba auct. 1898; Cattleya warneri var. amoena L.C.Menezes 1992; Cattleya warneri var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 1992; Cattleya warneri var. semialba L.C.Menezes 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ;> Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var warneri; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata var warneri; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs 1972; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel; Cribb & Laurent 1982; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 5 1985 photo as C labiata var warneri; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 2 1992 drawing/photo; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

Cattleya warneri T. Moore ex Warner 1862 var alba SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Wilma Braga

An albino version of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ;> AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 5 1985 photo as C labiata var warneri var alba; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 2 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo;

Cattleya warneri T. Moore ex Warner 1862 var coerulaSUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Lourens Grobler

A bluish color version of the type species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ;> AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 5 1985 photo as C labiata var warneri var coerula; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 2 1992 photo;

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