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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Back then, tbeir were usually fragrant flowers in various shades of lavender. An offspring of Cattleya walkeriana, this variety is very compact, has 4-inch cm full, round-pink fragrant flowers with yellow in the throat.

When the color descriptions drift toward solid blues and clear reds, this is where wishful thinking sometimes takes over.

It has large, 5-inch cm flowers. Brassolaeliocattleya Hawaiian Avalanche provides a riot of color.

One of the most awarded of the greens, this orchid offers large lime-green flowers, a strong fragrance, and a ruffled lip. Combines a striking color combination, 3-inch 5-cm bright-green flower with a white flared lip, dusted with purple speckles, with a sweet spicy evening perfume inherited from one of its parents, Brassavola nodosa.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

A medium-size grower that reaches about 15 inches 40 cm high with leaves about 6 inches 15 cm long, this orchid repatives sizable, 6-inch cm sweet floral-scented flowers that are a light pink with a contrasting dark purple lip.


Thanks to the skill of orchid hybridizers and the breeding willingness of cattleyas and their relatives to participate in this process, the results have been flowers in a breathtaking array of colors and heady fragrances.

Cattleya harrisoniana see Figure Similar books The Complete Book of Potatoes: This volume also includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes affecting species covered in the earlier volumes, as well as theie and changes to the text of each of the five volumes.

This variety is sometimes offered for sale these days but is more frequently found in the parentage of many of the newer splash petals and flares. In this close-up of the lip, you can get an idea of the play of color and patterns. It was the first one that displayed flares of color in the petals and lip, so it was used extensively in hybridizing to pass this quality on to its offspring. This is a lavender orchid with excellent shape and color.

And for windowsill and under-light growers, where every square inch counts, this creates a problem. Loaded with 5-inch Cattleyzs out the clowns: Published six times a year, British Tjeir bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, theif columns and reports, book reviews and letters.


Laelias are native to the same areas as their close cousins, cattleyas, and have very similar cultural requirements.

The Quintessential Orchids: Cattleyas and Their Relatives

Brassocattleya Binosa see Figure It comes in catyleyas color forms, including a blue one. The flower spike can reach up to 3 feet 1 meterso be sure to give it plenty of headroom when it sends up its flower spikes. Another old-timer, this is a theur with petite flaming orange-red flowers passed on from its sophronitis parent.

This plant is best repotted in the spring. Laelia anceps see Figure Water and fertilize it regularly during its peak growth in the summertime.

A bright yellow with a contrasting red lip. Repot this orchid only when new roots are starting to develop. It has lavender flowers with a darker purple lip and is fragrant. This diminutive orchid has a lot going for it. They have their own following of orchid lovers. They have no special cultural requirements that differ from the standard, full-size plants: He has written more than papers and written and edited a number of books on orchids.