Cattleya bicolor Lindley 1836 SUBGENUS Schomburgkoidea Withner 1989

Another Plant Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Color variation Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Wilma Braga

to EARLYOccasional Fall

Common Name Bicolored Cattleya

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This is a Brazilian native species that is a medium to large sized, cool to warm growing orchid with long and slender, clustered, jointed, grooved pseudobulb carrying 2 apical, oblong-lorate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves which blooms in the spring and early summer and occasionally again in the fall on a terminal, short 1 to several [7] flowered inflorescence with a large basal sheath giving rise to a heavy textured, highly fragrant, long-lived flower and is not often seen in hybridizing.

Synonyms Cattleya bicolor var. caerulea auct. 1894; Cattleya bicolor subsp. minasgaerensis Fowlie 1977; Cattleya bicolor var. lewisii auct. 1896; Cattleya bicolor var. mearuresiana B.S.Williams 1888; Cattleya bicolor var. olocheilos Klinge 1898; Cattleya bicolor var. splendida Rchb.f 1857; Cattleya bicolor var. wrigleyana Rchb.f. 1885; Cattleya dupontii Ruschi 1970; Cattleya grossii Kraenzl. 1897; Cattleya measuresiana (Lindl.) Blumensch. 1861; Cattleya tetraploidea Brieger 1978; Epidendrum bicolor [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861; Epidendrum iridee Desc. 1821

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum bicolor; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C gossii; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 6 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 as C grossii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs 1975; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 1 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 5 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 10 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin vol 53 no 7 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 2 1985 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 no 3 1986 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 no 7 1986 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 3 1993 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 7 1994 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 10 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo;

Cattleya bicolor Lindley 1836 var brazilensis SUBGENUS Schomburgkoidea Withner 1989 Photo by Lourens Grobler

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide

Cattleya bicolor Lindley var coerulea SUBGENUS Schomburgkoidea Withner 1989 Photo courtesy of Carson Whitlow and his Orchid Mall

This is a blue color variety.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970;

Cattleya bicolor Lindley var grossii SUBGENUS Schomburgkoidea Withner 1989 Photo courtesy of Paula Vagner

Synonyms Cattleya grossii Kranzlin 1897

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