Cattleya araguaiensis Pabst 1967 SUBGENUS Stellata Withner 1988 Photo by Roberto Takase

C araguaiensis var alba Photo by L C Menezes


Common Name The Araguaia Cattleya [A river in Tocantins state]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Tocantins state of Brazil at elevations of 395 to 610 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte in moist conditions with slim, spindly pseudobulbs and a single apical leaf that blooms in the late spring through mid summer on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence with a long-lasting flower.

Synonyms Cattleya araguaiensis var alba L.C.Menezes 1991; Cattleya araguaiensis f. alba (L.C.Menezes) Christenson 1996; Cattleyella araguaiensis [Pabst] Van den Berg & Chase 2003; Cattleyella araguaiensis f. alba (L.C.Menezes) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 2 1982 drawing/photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo as *C araguaiensis var alba photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; The Catttleya and Their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1998 photo fide; Boletim CAOB #52 2003 as Cattleyella araguiensis; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as C araguaiensis var albaphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmusen 2005 as Cattleyella araguaiensis drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;