Cattleyas are frequently called “the Queen of the Orchids,” and Carl Withner’s passion for them started before World War II. About 12 years ago he published the. The Cattleyas and Their Relatives. Landmark series on the genera of the Cattleya alliance, which provide details on appearance, growth habit, incidence, and. Buy The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, Vol. 1: The Cattleyas 1st by Carl L. Withner (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Another popular one that is a very dark red clone. In the following sections, I tip you off to some good performers from this group. Blooms in the summer to fall. In fact, few amateurs are able to tell them apart.

This is where minicatts short for miniature cattleyas come in. Minicatts There is a revolution going on now in cattleya breeding! It displays clusters of deep maroon flowers with bright pink lips. To see how the glorious flowers of cattleyas are constructed, see Figure Cattleya Hybrids A modern, standard-size cattleya hybrid in full bloom is a sight to behold!

Not only is this species considered to be one of the handsomest in the encyclia group, it also fills the air with the fragrance of vanilla. A few names you can look for include thier following: Its fresh, floral-scented, 2-inch 5-cmpale yellow flowers with a darker lip are borne in sprays of two to five in the spring.

It frequently blooms twice a year. Sophronitis The sophronitis genus primarily consists of dwarf-growing plants with oversized red and orange cattleya-shaped flowers that shimmer in the sunlight. A Hawaiian family, Iwanaga, was the first to create a hybrid using these genera, so this is how this new genus got its name. Epidendrum ciliare see Figure It continues to be used extensively as a parent to produce new miniature hybrids.


The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters. A bright yellow with a contrasting red lip. Relatively unknown but easy to catteyas.

This is a fall bloomer. See the color photographs in the center of this topic for an example. It has a miniature stature, making it ideal for growing under lights or on a windowsill.

Go to British Wildlife. The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Landmark series on the genera of the Cattleya alliance, which provide details on appearance, growth habit, incidence, and cultivation.

The Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. This hybrid has a catrleyas history. Has up to 20 lime green, 2-inch 5-cm blooms with heart-shaped lips. Another Cattleya walkeriana child that is a very small grower, with large 4-inch cmdeep-red-purple flowers with a darker lip.

The blue shades in cattleyas are newer. It comes in other color forms, including a blue one.

This species has one of the largest flowers of the brassavolas. Hot reds and oranges Most of the red hybrids are compact growers because a frequent parent in these is one of the sophronitis, which are both red and very dwarf.

The lip is streaked with purple, while the rest of the spidery shaped flower is lime green. The book is excellent, the copy is clear and the illustrations are clear. Sophronitis grandiflora is a charming plant, but it can be quite a challenge to grow and bloom. This orchid blooms in the summer and likes a very bright spot. Benton Richard Fortey View All. Cool greens There is something refreshing about lime-green flowers.


They have their own following of orchid lovers.

Pink to deep relatifes, floral-scented flowers are displayed on this summer or fall bloomer. This one is a frequent winner at orchid shows. Cattleya harrisoniana has been a longtime favorite cattleya species. Loaded with 5-inch The flower is about 4 inches across with purple markings on its fringed lip. This is another important contributor for it compact growth habit, flower form, and color.

What a grand color combo! Laelia anceps see Figure Here are a few of the many nice ones: Media ctatleyas “A pleasing, clear, instructive and to all appearances accurate book which is a bargain at the price Other brassavolas worth considering are Brassavola cordata: Some selected taetia species Laelias look very much like cattleyas.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Cattleya harrisoniana see Figure One to six of its spidery greenish white flowers, from 3 to 6 inches 7. This book is no longer available Unfortunately, we don’t have any copies of this book for sale. Congratulations to Timber Press for excellent additions to orchid literature. A more modern hybrid that has relatkves clusters of white flowers with purple flares.