Cattleya patinii Cgn. 1900 - See Cattleya deckeri Klotsch 1855
Common Name Patin's Cattleya [French Orchid Collector 1800's]
Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidada
and Tobago in humid forests at elevations of 30 to 800 meters as a
caespitose, small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fusiform,
furrowed, bifoliate pseudobulbs with elliptic to oblong, fleshy
leaves which blooms on a terminal, 3' [7.5 cm] long, erect, few to
several [4 to 8] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly
matured psedobulb, subtended by a basal sheath occuring in the fall.
The major difference in this species versus Cattleya skinneri is
that skinnerii blooms in the spring and has a white tubular base to
Synonyms Cattleya skinneri var autumnalis Allen 1942; Cattleya
skinneri var patinii 1914; Guarianthe patinii (Cogn.) Dressler & W.E.