Cattleya lawrenceana Rchb. f. 1885 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another color form Photo by Dale Borders

Another Color Form Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Sir Trevor Lawrence's Cattleya [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

This is a Venezuelan and Guyanan species found especially atop Mount Roraima at elevations around 250 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, clavate, sulcate, compressed, green to purplish green pseudobulbs subtended by several persistent white sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, thick, rigid, obtuse, green with purple spotting leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a usually erect, 4" [10 cm] long, terminal, racemose, few to several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence subtended by a broad brownish-purple spathe.

SynonymsCattleya lawrenceana var. concolor Rchb.f. 1886; Cattleya lawrenceana var. rosea-superba A.H.Kent 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; 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 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; 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 71 No 3 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Part 1 Pridgeon, Chase, Cribb & Rasmusen 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #11 2007 painting fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;