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Orchid Species: Cattleya labiata

Cattleya labiata is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1824.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
labiata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1824
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Warm growing, variable sized epiphyte with club-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several greenish, thin textured sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous leaf that blooms mostly in the fall and early winter on a short, few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence subtended by a double, leathery sheath.

FLOWER SIZE: 7 inches [17.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. labiata 'Goliath' (4 awards from 1993 to 2015) C. labiata f. roxobispo 'Urbano' (3 awards from 2014 to 2015) C. labiata 'Eisenheim' (3 awards from 2011 to 2013) C. labiata f. coerulea 'Eisenheim' (2 awards from 2011 to 2015) C. labiata 'Ipanema' (2 awards in 2015) C. labiata 'Anja' (2 awards from 2011 to 2015) C. labiata 'Allambie Whitewings' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata f. rubra 'Claire' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata f. rubra 'São Carlos' (2 awards in 2014) C. labiata 'Sherwood Forest' (2 awards from 1991 to 2011) C. labiata var. rubra 'Ching Hua #1' (2 awards from 2005 to 2006) C. labiata 'Maria Ignez' (2015) C. labiata f. coerulea 'Azul' (2015) C. labiata f. coerulea 'Caroline' (2015) C. labiata 'Amesiana' (2015) C. labiata 'Gigant-Eisenheim' (2015) C. labiata 'Elias Najm Neto' (2015) C. labiata 'Canaima's Monica' (2015) C. labiata 'September Mist' (2015) C. labiata f. semialba 'Marina' (2015)
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