Cattleya loddigesii Lindl. 1824 SUBGENUS Intermedia [Cogn.] Withner 1989 Photo by TERENCIO MARIOTTINI

Another Flower, possible hybrid? Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Loddiges' Cattleya [English orchid collector and nurseryman 1800's]

Flower Size 4 1/2" [11.25 cm]

Found from Bahia Brazil south to Argentina and Paraguay in both sun and shade as a medium sized, cool to warm growing, bifoliate epiphyte or lithophyte that is with cylindrical, narrowing basally pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-oblong, leathery, obtuse leaves and blooms in the late summer on a terminal, 12" [30 cm] long, long-lived, few to several [2 to 9] flowered inflorescence subtended by a small, broad, dried sheath that has waxy, fragrant milk chocolate scented, long-lived, color variable flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya arembergii Scheidw. 1843; Cattleya candida B.S.Williams 1852; Cattleya loddigesii f. virginalis M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya loddigesii subsp. purpurea Brieger ?; Cattleya loddigesii var. candida Guidon 1858; Cattleya ovata Lindley 1838; Epidendrum canaliculatum Vell. 1825; Epidendrum harrisonianum Rchb.f. 1861; Epidendrum loddigesii [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861; Epidendrum violaceum Lodd. 1820

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 23 #5 1959 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 photo fide; AOS Bulletion Vol 33 #3 1964 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 6 1974 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; The Brazilian Bifoliate Cattleyas and Their Color Variations Fowlie 1977; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo; The Catttleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 # 12 1992 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #1 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 9 1999 as C loddigesii var coerula photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #7 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #4 2010 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 as C loddigesii var coerulea photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 as C loddigesii f coerula photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 1 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide;

Cattleya loddigesii Lindl. 1823 var alba SUBGENUS Intermedia [Cogn.] Withner 1989? Photo by Eric Hunt plant grown by Scott Davis at White Oak Orchids

An all white variety of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #8 2007 photo fide;

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