Cattleya gaskelliana (N.E.Br.) B.S.Williams

Gaskell's Cattleya




Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


Single, thick leaf. Blooms in summer on a 4" inflorescence. Flowers to 5" diameter, fragrant.

From Orchid Album Cattleya Gaskelliana alba is a new and grand variety; it is compact in habit of growth, and the colour is a lively green. The flowers are large, and wholly pure white, saving the yellow in its throat, which affords a pleasing contrast with its pure white sepals and petals.

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Published in Orch.-Grow. Man., ed. 6. 182 in 1885.

Basionym Cattleya labiata var. gaskelliana N.E.Brown.

Native to Colombia and Venezuela.

Also published in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya plate 20 in 1899.

Synonym Cattleya gaskelliana var. alba B.S.Williams (published in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya plate 20a in 1899 and in Orchid Album 8: 353 in 1889).

Gaskell was an English orchid grower in the 1800s.


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