Cattleyopsis cubensis (Lindl.) Sauleda & R.M. Adams 1984

Flower closeup

Photo by Luis A Borges Ochoa (Cuba)


Common Name The Cuban Cattleyopsis

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Cuba at sealevel to 200 meters as a very rare and endangered, small to just medium sized, hot growing xerophytic epiphyte with smaller, clustered, terete, pyriform or ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, linear-lanceolate, coriaceous leaf with serrated margins that blooms with non-fragrant, large flowers in the late winter to spring on a terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, single to few [10] flowered inflorescence that is somewhat pendant.

Synonyms Broughtonia cubensis [Lindl.] Cogn. 1910; *Epidendrum cubense Lindl. 1843; Laeliopsis cubensis [Lindl.]Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Broughtonia cubensis; ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Broughtonia cubensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Broughtonia cubensis photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Broughtonia cubensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #1 2015 as Brougtonia cubensis photo fide;