Cattleya quadricolor Lindl.

Four-colored Cattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


Short inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers, fragrant but do not open well, keeping bell-shape. Four colors (white, yellow, lilac and purple) visible in the flowers.


Published in Paxton's Fl. Gard. 1: 6 in 1850.

Native to Colombia.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 91: 5504 in 1865.


Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Pastel flowers. Cupped flowers are recessive. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance -

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