Cattleya Wavriniana

Wavriniana Cattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


From Gard. Chron., ser. 3: I have lately received this very remarkable hybrid from Mr. Peeters, nurseryman, of St. Gillea, Bruxelles, who asked me to dedicate it to the Marquis de Wavrin. It was obtained by fertilising a flower of C. Warscewiczii by C. granulosa var. Schofieldiana. In habit and foliage it much resembles C. Atlanta inversa (see Diet. Icon. Orchid., Cattleya hybrida, t. 11). The flowers are also similar in form, but they are larger and more richly coloured ; they attain a diameter of 17 to 18 centm. The sepals and petals are of rich, reddish-brown, tinted with yellow ; the lip has the form of that of C. granulosa, but is larger ; the lateral lobes elongated, acute, encircling the column, of a clear yellow, tinted with purple towards the anterior margin ; terminal lobe broad, long stalked, transversely reniform, rounded, of a bright crimson colour, a little whitish towards the margin, the upper surface provided with rather prominent veins, and slightly granulose ; column white, and lightly tinted with rose. In the organs of vegetation as well as in the breadth and consistence of the flower it approaches C. Warscewiczii, but it owes to C. granulosa, the form of the perianth segments, and especially that of the lip. The seed was sown on June 15, 1896, and the first bloom appeared in August, 1900. Cogn.


Registered and originated by Peeters in 1900.

Seed parent Cattleya granulosa

Pollen parent Cattleya warscewiczii

Named for the Marquis de Wavrin.

Pictured in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya hybrid #18 in 1902. Also published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3 28: 181 in 1900. The seed parent is listed as Cattleya granulosa var. schofieldiana which is now considered a synonym of Cattleya schofieldiana not C. granulosa. I found no listing of a Grex with parents C. schofieldiana and C. warscewiczii so C. Wavriniana would not be a synonym.


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