Cattleya granulosa Lindl.

Granulose Cattleya, Rough-lipped Cattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


From Edwards's Bot. Reg.: It has a slender stem, terminated by two narrow leaves, something like those of C. bicolor, but shorter. When it flowered only one blossom was formed, such as here represented ; but it will probably bear a larger number when in health. The sepals were two inches and a half long, oblong, olive green, mottled with rich brown spots. The petals were obovate, very much rounded at the point, and narrowed to the base ; wavy at the margin, and of the same colour as the sepals. Strongly contrasted with the dingy colours of those parts is the lip, of a pure white at the sides and point, and of a glowing orange spotted with crimson in the middle ; its lateral lobes curve over the column, but are divided very deeply from the middle lobe by a wide slit ; the middle lobe itself has its surface broken up into numerous granulations, something in the way of C. guttata.

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Published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 28: 1 in 1842.

Native to Brazil.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 84: 5048 in 1858.


Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Used for red or bronze flowers. Dominates in shape, size, habit, lip shape and number of flowers. Flat flowers. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance -

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