Cattleya schroederae Sander 1888 SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Different Color Variety Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Baroness Schroeder's Cattleya [English Wife of Sir Henry Schroeder 1800's]; in Colombia Cattleya de Pascua or The Easter Cattleya

Flower Size 9" [22.5 cm]

Differs from Cattleta trianeae by the abscence of club shaped psuedobulbs, the larger flowers and the prominent orange spot on the crisper lip and is a Colombian, hot to cool growing species that blooms in the spring on a short, erect, few flowered inflorescence held close to mid-leaf.

This species is very similar to C. trianae yet differs in having larger flowers, which are strongly fragrant and have white to rose pink or light purple petals that are strongly crisped and broader as well as a lip with a larger midlobe that is strongly crisped and has a large orange disc.

Synonyms Cattlya labiata var schroderae Sander 1888; Cattleya trianaei var schroederae Rchb.f 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 as C lueddemanniana var schroederiana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 3 1978 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; The Cattleya and their Relatives Withner Vol 1 1988 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C labiata subvar schroederi; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 drawing as C trianae var schroederiana; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel; Cribb & Laurent 1982; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; Growing Orchids Vol 2 Rentoul 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 4 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo;

Cattleya schroederae Sander 1888 var alba SUBGENUS Cattleya SECTION Cattleya Lindley Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

A white color variety of the previous species

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 5 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide;

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