Cattleya Atlanta

Atlanta Cattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant

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Not listed in the International Orchid Register.

Published in Orchid Rev. 2: 275 in 1894: A particularly interesting hybrid was exhibited by Messrs. James Veitch and Sons at the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society on August 14th last, under the above name. Its parents are Cattleya Leopoldi and C. Warscewiczii. It bore a striking general resemblance to Laelio-cattleya x elegans, except that the front lobe of the lip had the brilliant colour of the pollen parent. It bore only a single flower, and received no award, but this shows its merit. Both parents bear numerous flowers, which only proves that the seedling is not nearly fully developed, and we are confident that it will develop into a magnificent thing. The resemblance to the plant just named is due to the influence of Cattleya Leopoldi in each, and as Cattleya Warscewiczii replaces Laelia purpurata in the novelty, we can easily imagine what it may develop into.

Cattleya leopoldii is now considered a synonym of Cattleya tigrina.


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