Cattleya gaskelliana Rchb.f 1883 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

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Common Name Gaskell's Cattleya [English Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [17.5 cm]

A medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species that is found at altitudes of 700 to 1000 meters in Colombia and Venezuela with clavate, compressed, grooved pseudobulbs subtended by greyish sheaths nad carrying a single, apical, elliptic-ovate, thick, coriaceous leaf and blooms in the late spring and late summer on a terminal, 3 3/4" [9 cm] long, few, fragrant flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb subtended by a large basal sheath.

Synonyms Cattleya elegantissima Linden 1881; Cattleya gaskelliana f. alba (B.S.Williams) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya gaskelliana var. alba B.S.Williams 1889; Cattleya labiata var gaskelliana N.E. Brown 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var gaskeliana; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957 as C labiata var gaskeliana; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata var gaskeliana; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as C labiata var gaskelliana; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 3 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 6 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 #3 2004 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 as C gaskelliana f alba photo Fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 10 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide

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Cattleya gaskelliana var alba

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide;

Cattleya gaskelliana var coerula Rchb.f 1883

Photo by Bill Garris

References <W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo;

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