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Cattleya labiata Ruby Lipped Cattleya

 

Ruby Lipped Cattleya , Cattleya labiata

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Cattleya labiata Lindley 1821

Common Name Crimson or Ruby Lipped Cattleya

Flower Size 7" [17.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a hot to warm growing, variable sized epiphyte with club-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several greenish, thin textured sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous leaf that blooms mostly in the fall and early winter on a short, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence subtended by a double, leathery sheath and is a cool to warm growing orchid species.

Synonyms Cattleya bullieri D.J. Carr 1886; Cattleya labiata f. albo-oculata Cogn. 1897; Cattleya labiata f. purpureostriata Cogn. 1897; Cattleya labiata var. albo-oculata (Cogn.) L.C.Menezes 1987; Cattleya labiata var. amesiana L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. amoena L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. atropurpurea L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var autumnalis Linden 1887; Cattleya labiata var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. concolor L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var genuina Stein 1892; Cattleya labiata var. purpureolineata L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var. purpureostriata (Cogn.) L.C.Menezes 1987; Cattleya labiata var. semialba L.C.Menezes 2002; Cattleya labiata var warocqueana Rolfe 1890; Cattleya labiata vera Veitch 1887; Cattleya labiatum Rchb.f 1861; Cattleya leeana Sander 1883; Cattleya lemoniana Lindley 1846; Cattleya massangeana Rchb. f. 1883; Cattleya morganae Warner 1882; Cattleya nalderiana Rchb. f. 1885; Cattleya oweniana auct. 1892; Cattleya pallida Lindl. & Paxton 1851-2; Cattleya peetersii André 1885; Cattleya perrinii Endl. in A.Hartinger 1845; Cattleya regalis hort. 1883; Cattleya rochellensii Rchb. f. 1888; Cattleya rollissonii T. Moore 1861; Cattleya wallisii L. Linden & Rchb. f. 1882; Cattleya warocqueana L. Linden 1890; Epidendrum labiatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Epidendrum labiatum var lemonianum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Epidendrum labiatum var pallidum (Lindl. & Paxton) Rchb.f. 1862; Epidendrum labiatum var. pictum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862

 

 

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