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

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

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

Found in the state of Rio de Janiero Brazil in the humid cloud topped Organ Mountains at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte 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 fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 6 1960 photo/drawing fide; 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 6 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #7 1980 photo fide; 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 Digest Vol 61 #3 1997 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;

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