Cattleya Maroni (1898)

Maroni (1898) Cattleya


Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant

Description: 

From Orchid Rev. 6: 336 in 1898: This is a most beautiful hybrid, raised by M. Ch. Maron, of Brunoy, Seine et Oise, France, between Cattleya velutina and C. Dowiana aurea , which was exhibited at the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society, on October 25th last, when the Orchid Committee showed their appreciation of it by the award of a First-class Certificate. It combines the characters of the two parents in a very pleasing manner, the sepals and petals being about intermediate in size and shape, and of a peculiar bronzy yellow tint, and the lip three-lobed, yellow at the base, veined and tinged with purple-crimson, with the principal veins rather prominent. The infloresence bore seven flowers, and the plant appears to have a very good constitution. Although greatly modified in size, shape, and colour, the influence of the seed parent is very apparent, particularly in the shape of the lip, the influence of the seed parent being seen in the enlarged sepals and petals, the loss of the spots, and the enlarged side lobes and rich colour of the lip.

History: 

Registered and originated by Maron in 1898.

Seed parent Cattleya dowiana

Pollen parent Cattleya velutina

Published in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya hybrid #10 in 1898.

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