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

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

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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 has a terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, single or ocassional 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall.

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; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs 1975; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 7 1980 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo as *C dormanniana var alba; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 3 1999 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo;

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