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Cattleya lueddemanniana Lueddemann's Cattleya


Lueddemann's Cattleya, Cattleya lueddemanniana


Cattleya lueddemanniana Rchb. f. 1858

Common Name Lueddemann's Cattleya [French Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 8 1/2" [21.25 cm]

A Venezuelan, medium sized, unifoliate, hot to warm growing epiphyte found on the Northern coastal range in fairly low scrubby hills at altitudes of 0 to 500 meters with cylindrical, compressed paseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, oblong, obtuae, grey green leaf that blooms in the summer or fall on a terminal, short to 4" [to 10 cm], few [3 to 5] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and subtended by a broad basal spathe that gives rise to strongly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya bassettii hort. 1887; Cattleya dawsoni Warn. 1862; Cattleya labiata var. dawsonii [Warner] DuBuy. 1878; Cattleya labiata var. lueddmannia (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1883; Cattleya labiata var. roezlii Rchb.f 1882; Cattleya labiata var wilsoniana Rchb.f 1887; Cattleya malouana Linden 1885; Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var autumnalis hort. 1887; Cattleya roezlii Rchb. f. 1882; Cattleya speciosissima hort. 1868; Cattleya speciosissima var lowii Anderson 1868; Cattleya speciosissima var lueddemannia 1882-97; Epidendrum labiatum var lueddemannia [Rchb.f]Rchb.f 1861