Cattleya trianae Lindley & Rchb.f 1860 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley

Photo by © Camp-Lota-Noise Orchids

Another Clone, Collected in Cundinamarca, Colombia

Plant in situ in San Gabriel, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Another Plant in situ in San Gabriel, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Another Plant in situ in San Gabriel, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

Semi Alba Form

Photo by © Egon Krogsgaard

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Common Name Dr. Triana's Cattleya [Colombian Botanist 1800's], in Colombia Flor de Mayo

Flower Size 8" [20 cm]

This orchid is a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte occuring in all 3 cordilleras of Colombia with narrowly clavate, grooved, shiny yellow orange pseudobulbs carring a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and notched apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, few to several [3 to 14] flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath carrying large, fragrant, color variable flowers.

The in situ plant photo above is an example of this Cattleya in its natural environs at an elevation of 1200 meters. It is commonly ocurring on the trunks of trees but can also be found high up on larger branches towards the top of the canopy.

Synonyms Cattleya bogotensis Linden ex C. Morr. 1897; Cattleya kimballiana L. Linden & Rodigas 1887; Cattleya labiata var. ernestii Sander 1888; Cattleya labiata subsp. massangeana Rchb.f. 1883; Cattleya labiata var. trianaei [Lindley & Rchbf] Duch. 1860; Cattleya lindigii Karst; Cattleya trianae f. alba (L.Linden & Rodigas) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007; Cattleya trianae f. crawshayana De B.Crawshay 1896; Cattleya trianae var. alba L.Linden & Rodigas 1885; Cattleya trianae var. backhausiana auct. 1885; Cattleya trianae var. colemannii B.S.Williams 1876; Cattleya trianae var. corningii B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. dodgsonii B.S.Williams 1871; Cattleya trianae var. formosa B.S.Williams 1884; Cattleya trianae var. hillii B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. hooleana B.S.Williams 1887; Cattleya trianae var. marginata B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. mariae Cogn. & A.Gooss. 1897; Cattleya trianae var. massangeana (Rchb.f.) B.S.Williams 1887; Cattleya trianae var. osmannii B.S.Williams 1879; Cattleya trianae var. quadricolor B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. reginae B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. rosea B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. russelliana B.S.Williams 1885; Cattleya trianae var. splendidissima B.S.Williams & T.Moore 1885; Cattleya trianae var. williamsii B.S.Williams 1885; Epidendrum labiatum var trianaei Rchb.f 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Epidendrum labiatum var trianaei; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C labiata var trianaei photo good; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as C labiata var trianae drawing fide; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:138 Schlechter 1924; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 2 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 C labiata var trianae; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #4 1967 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #7 1967 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 4 1970 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 2/3 1977/8; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photos fide; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 1 1980 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981 as C bogotensis; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 10 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 #6 1987 postage stamp fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo fide; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 # 11 1993 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 2 1994 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995 Drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 12 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 6 1999 photo; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #3 2000 Photo Fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 as C trianae var albaphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 as C trianae var mooreana drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; The Colombian Cattleya and their Color Variations Toulemonde 2004; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 1 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 9 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 # 3 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 as C trianae var alba photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #2 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 no 1 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #7 2008 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo fide; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #6 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 9 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 27 #1 2010 photo Fide; Orquideologia Vol 27 #2 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #2 2010 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 C trianei var alba photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #10 2012 photo fideOrchid Digest Vol 77 #2 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #2 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #3 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #11 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #9 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #12 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 as C trianae f albaphoto fide;

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