Cattleya Massiliensis (1897)

Josephine Cattleya, Josephine Laeliocattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


Registered and originated by Chamberlain in 1899.

Seed parent Cattleya trianae

Pollen parent Cattleya crispa

Also known as Laeliocattleya Josephine.

Synonyms Cattleya Massiliensis (1897), Cattleya Massiliensis (1897), Cattleya Labiena.

In Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya hybrid #21 (1904) Cattleya x massiliensis is said to be a cross between Cattleya trianae and Cattleya dowiana var. aurea, produced by Fournier in Marseille in 1896. In Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew Appendix II 1898, it is listed as a new plant of 1897 and is said to be: A garden hybrid of which Laelia crispa and C. trainee are the probable parents... (Louis-Fournier, Marseilles).


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