Cattleya dormaniana (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1882 SUBGENUS Laelioidea [Fowlie] Withner 1988 Photo by Wilma Braga.

Side View of flower Photo by Weyman Bussey, Plant grown by Howard Gunn.

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

C dormanniana var alba Photo by C Menezes


Common Name Dorman's Cattleya [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

A small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte from Brazil to the south of Rio de Janiero in the humid cloud topped Organ Mountains at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters with basally narrow, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2 ellipsoid leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, single or ocassional 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cattleya dormaniana f. alba (L.C.Menezes) Christenson 1996; Cattleya dormaniana var. alba L.C.Menezes 1991; *Laelia dormaniana Rchb. f. 1878; Laeliocattleya dormaniana Rolfe 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 6 1957 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 6 1960 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; 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; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 7 1980 photo;The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo as *C dormanniana var alba; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 3 1999 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 drawing/photo fide;