Cattleya walkeriana Gardner 1843 SUBGENUS Rhizantha

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Clone 'Feiticeira'

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

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Common Name Walker's Cattleya [English Orchid Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 4 1/2 " [9 to 12 cm]

Found in Goias, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo states of Brazil on giant old trees on rocky limestone plateaus or small trees or moist rocks near streams at elevations up to 2000 meters with jointed, bulbous or shortly fusiform, shiny yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single [rarely 2], apical, elliptic or ovate, leathery leaf that is rounded apically and blooms mostly in the fall but can occur at other times [see varieties below] on a 3" [7.5 cm] long, arcuate, single to few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant vanilla to cinnamon scented flowers that open very flat.

This species and W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum walkeriana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 1 1962 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 4 1963 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 6 1963 photo fide; ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #7 1967 photo fide; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 photo fide; 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 plant only/photo fide; Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleya and their Color Variations 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 photo fide; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 53 # 7 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 10 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 5 1986 photo fide; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel; Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 as C walkeriana var princeps photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 #2 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 59 #2 1995 as C walkeriana var alba photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 1 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 7 2000 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #11 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 12 2007 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 3 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide;

Cattleya walkeriana var. alba Gardner 1843 Subgen Rhizantha

Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 10 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 4 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 60 No 1 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #2 2011 Photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 as C walkeriana f alba photo fide;

Cattleya walkeriana var. bulbosa (Lindl.) Fowlie 1977 Subgen Rhizantha

Photo by J A Fowlie

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 photo fide

Cattleya walkeriana var. caerulea Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista Copyright

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;

Cattleya walkeriana var princeps [Barb Rodr] Menzes 1993 TYPE Photo by L C Menezes

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Blooms in the spring on a more developed pseudobulb with a leaf

Synonyms *Cattleya princeps Barb Rodr. 1877;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #1 1998 photo fide;Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide;

Cattleya walkeriana var. semi-alba "tokio" Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide;

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