Cattleya guttata Lindl.

Spotted Cattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


Flowers are spotted with dark red. Blooms in autumn and winter on terminal inflorescences to 18" long.

Very similar to Cattleya tigrina but flowers from a dry sheath.

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Published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 17: 1406 in 1831.

Native to Brazil.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 65: 3693 in 1839. This superb variety of a very handsome and uncommon Cattleya, was brought to the Woburn Collection from Brazil, together with many other rare South American vegetable productions, in the spring of 1838, by Capt. Lord Edward Russell, R. N., then commanding H. M. S. Actaeon. It was given to that nobleman by the Director of the Botanic Garden at Rio, with the information,, that it was one of two specimens that had recently been discovered in the Organ Mountains.


Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Two-leaved plants are tall and hybrids inherit this. Dominant color, lip shape, lip color, many flowers, flatish flowers, summer flowering. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance -

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