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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For standard cattleyas, purchasing clones is usually your best bet. The plant reaches about 16 inches 40 cm tall and is said to have the fragrance of grapefruit.

The real truth about flower color Orchid flower color descriptions in catalogs sometimes reflect more what the breeder or seller of orchids would prefer the flower color to be than what it actually is. This variety is sometimes offered for sale these days but is more frequently found in the parentage of many relqtives the newer splash petals and flares.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

It only grows to 6 to 8 inches 15 to 20 cm tall and is still popular today. To see how the glorious flowers of cattleyas are constructed, see Figure Another winner with various bright-orange tones and excellent plant vigor. One of the most awarded of the greens, this orchid offers large lime-green flowers, a strong fragrance, and a ruffled lip. Encyclia radiata see Figure Published six times a year, British Wildlife cattkeyas the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.


The Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Other cattleya relatives A slew of other orchid species are closely related to cattleyas and laelias. From the Jungles to Your Home In the s, plant collectors and explorers risked their lives and lived in steamy tropical outposts to bring these South Caattleyas orchids to the plant lovers of Europe.

Most encyclias are shades of green and white with some purple markings. Another popular one that is a very dark red clone.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

In this topic, I introduce you to a few of the many orchids in this illustrious group that are readily available and easy to grow. One of the first hybrids to be made, in the s, this one has Cattleya aclandiae as one of its parents. Another old-timer, this is a miniature with petite flaming orange-red flowers passed on from its sophronitis parent.

Some are sold yellow, while others have darker colored red or purple splotched lips. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters. It comes in various color forms but most commonly has clusters of two to six 2 2- to 3-inch 6- to 8-cm light lavender flowers with darker purple lips and throats.

Cattleya harrisoniana see Figure They have no special cultural requirements that differ from the standard, full-size plants: Broughtonia sanguinea is a charmer native to Cuba and Jamaica.

Stick to its hybrids to get the visual effects of the species without its demanding cultural requirements. Potinara Haw Yuan Gold: The Complete Book of Potatoes: It frequently blooms twice a year. It has a yellow and white flower with magenta flares and lip with pink sepals and a yellow throat. The flowers are borne in succession, so the plant can be in bloom for months during the summer. 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 plant grows to about 20 to 36 inches 50 to 85 cm tall. Pristine whites White cattleyas are almost as classic as the lavender ones.

This orchid is a pristine white cattpeyas a golden-yellow lip and the heady fragrance of vanilla. Sieczka, and Walter De Jong.

One to six of its spidery greenish white flowers, from 3 to 6 inches 7. 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.

ttheir Cattleya luteola see Figure Cattleya maxima see Figure Named for a family member of the illustrious cattleya breeder, Ernest Hetherington, this is a 6-inch cm lavender-pink flower with a pink ruffled lip and orange-yellow throat. This is a fall bloomer. When the color descriptions drift toward solid blues and clear reds, this is where wishful thinking sometimes takes over.

Here are some choices to consider: This is one of the best and most popular tricolored, splash-petaled varieties.

A classic 6-inch cm lavender with gold veins in the throat. A real showstopper with 6-inch cm flowers and light lavender-pink sepals, dark pink petals, and lips with bright splashes of lemon yellow on them. About Help Blog Jobs Welcome to our new website.