Unifoliate Cattleya Species

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C. araguaiensis 'Chocolate Pearl'


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C. dowiana aurea 'Gold Almighty'


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C. dowiana aurea 'Molten Rivers'


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C. gigas var. semi-alba 'Bedford'


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C. gigas 'Chadwick's #1'


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C. jenmanii var. coerulea 'Linc'


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C. labiata semi-alba 'Dancing Dolls'


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C. labiata var. coerulea 'Laura'

Originally came from Mr. Luiz Carlos Peterson in Brazil to Ervin Granier from whom I purchased the plant. The plant was collected in the 1970'S in the State of Pernambuco in the region called Garanhunsl, Brazil.

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C. labiata var. amesiana 'Marcia Regina' HCC/AOS


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C. lueddemaniana 'Cerro Verde'


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C. lueddemaniana var. coerulea 'Paul' AM/AOS

Awarded in 2002 and exhibited by Drago Orchids of Florida. This photo is of an off-season flowering in the summer heat, yet retains good color.

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C. maxima 'Hector' AM/AOS

Awarded 86 points, equaling the highest point score for the species. Large and very flat for the species. Plant grows very tall like the lowland varieties of C. maxima, whereas the higher elevation varieties are smaller and more compact and often more intensely colored.

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C. maxima 'DA'


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C. maxima coerulea 'MC'

Photo of first bloom seedling. Most intense and saturated 'blue' pigment of any unifoliate cattleya I have seen to date.

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C. maxima 'Semi-Alba #1'


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C. mendelii 'Stewart's Baby'


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C. mossiae 'Alvaro Pereira'


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C. mossiae 'Blanca'


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C. mossiae 'Blue Princess'


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C. mossiae 'Dark Secret'


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C. mossiae 'New River' AM/AOS

Awarded 86 points at a judging in Florida, 2007. Blooms in this photo were 21.5 cm natural spread.

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C. percivaliana 'Charito' AM/AOS

This was granted the Award of Merit by the AOS on December 13, 2014. The plant came from AWZ Orchids in Brazil. I ordered a division from their division list that goes out a few weeks before Redlands. Orders are brought up to Redlands for pick up. This was my first blooming with 2 spikes and two blooms on each. It is also a true alba (vs. albescence) with no hint of lavender in any of the segments or lip. The blooms are large for the color type and very flat.

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C. percivaliana 'Gene Crocker'

Obtained from Carter and Holmes as an unbloomed seedling from the selfing of the 'Mendenhall-Summit' AM/AOS clone which is a 4N. Photo is of the first blooming in a 2.5" pot. Has better shape than the parent, very flat and always has the full overlapping petals.

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C. percivaliana var. coerulea 'Ondine'

Awarded in 2010 in Florida and exhibited by Michael Sinn. This is a photo of a first bloom mericlone in a 3" pot obtained from Suwata Orchids in Japan.

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C. percivaliana var. albescens 'White Eagle'

This color form (differentiated from alba) has some pink or lavender tinges in the segments or in the lip, usually in the tip of the lip. This would indicate that it would not breed pure whites, but most likely produce colored blooms.

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C. trianae 'Cashen's' FCC/AOS


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C. trianae 'Jungle Feather' JC/AOS

Awarded for the unusual colored patterns on the segments. In this plant, the 'color breaks' are not caused by virus, but rather by a mutation. It was originally a collected plant by Fennell's Orchid Jungle many years ago.

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C. trianae 'Mary Fennell'


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C. trianae 'Mooreana' AM/AOS FCC/RHS

Historical clone that received a First Class Certificate (FCC) from the Royal Horticultural Society on February 23, 1909. In 1987, the plant received an Award of Merit (AM) from the American Orchid Society. This flower is considered a non-peoloric splash petal which is rare in cattleya species. Peloric is where the petals tend to mimic the lip as often seen in C. intermedia var. aquinii.

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C. warneri 'Blue Satin'