Cattleya kerrii Brieger & Bicalho 1976 SUBGENUS Intermedia [Cogn.] Withner 1989

Montage of Images Photos by © Oliver Saingre

Another Flower Photo by © David Hunt

Another Clone Photo by © Mauro Peixoto and his Brazilian Plants Website


Common Name Kerr's Cattleya [English Botanist 1900 to 1930]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

A Brazilian uni or bifoliate species from the Atlantic forest of Bahia State on trees in swampy margins with shade, high humidity and high rainfall that blooms on a terminal, short, few flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 drawing fide; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide;

Cattleya kerrii var coelrula Photo by © Sidney Marçal

A color variety of the previoous species