Cattleya irrorata (Rchb.f.) H.Low 1864 Drawing by Fredrick Sander

Common Name The Intricate Cattleya

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Found in southeastern Brazil as a natural hybrid between C. intermedia and C. purpurata.

CAUTION!! This species hybrid within my generic framework would better be within the hybrid genus Laeliocattleya but has not been named as such

Synonyms Bletia euspatha (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862; Bletia irrorata (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862; Bletia schilleriana (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862; Brasicattleya schilleriana (Rchb.f.) Campacci 2006; Cattleya neoschilleriana Van den Berg 2010; Hadrocattleya schilleriana (Rchb.f.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Laelia elegans var. stetzneriana (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch 1887; Laelia euspatha Rchb.f. 1860; *Laelia irrorata Rchb.f. 1859; Laelia irrorata var. gaskelliana Rchb.f. 1887; Laelia measuresiana B.S.Williams 1885; Laelia schilleriana Rchb.f. 1855; Laelia stetzneriana Rchb.f. 1860; Laelia warneri R.Warner 1877; x Laeliocattleya schilleriana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1887; Sophrocattleya schilleriana (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;