Cattleya Lindl.

Lobed Laelia, Lobed Cattleya


Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

Single leaf. Blooms in spring on long inflorescence (16"), 2 to 5 flowers, fragrant, to 5" diameter.

History: 

Published in Gard. Chron. 403 in 1848.

Basionym of Laelia (Lindl.) A.H.Kent.

Native to Brazil.

Plants often referred to as Laelia because it was only recently determined that Cattleya was the correct name.

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