Cattleya-(CAT-LAY-A) Orchid forum

Cattleya is a genus of 113 species of orchids from Costa Rica to tropical South America. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after Sir William Cattley, who received and successfully cultivated specimens of Cattleya labiata that were used as packing material in a shipment of other orchids. The genus is abbreviated C in trade journals. Cattleya flowers are widely used as corsages and in flower arranging. Most collect the man made hybrids dirived from Catteya species and crosses of close relatives.

They are widely known for their large, showy flowers, and were used extensively in hybridization for the cut-flower trade until quite recently. This genus and the numerous hybrids come close, through their beauty, to the idealized picture we have of the orchids. The flowers of the hybrids can vary in size from 5 cm to 15 cm or more. They occur in all colors except true blue and black.

The typical flower has three rather narrow sepals and three usually broader petals : two petals are similar to each other, and the third is the quite different conspicuous lip, featuring various markings and specks and an often frilly margin. At the base, the margins are folded into a tube. Each flower stalk originates from a pseudobulb. The number of flowers varies; it can be just one or two, or sometimes up to ten.

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  • Cattleya-General Discussion sub-forum
    Cattleya-General Discussion/chat sub-forum; Where all discussions of Cattleya not listed in the Cattleya sub-forums are discussed.
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  • Cattleya bloom report 2010-2011
    Post bloom pictures here of your Cattleyas to share there beauty with fellow Epi-Cacti Forum members. Remember to also please post your Cattleyas that have been positivly Identified to the Gallery area/sub section Dendrobium to assist other members with building the search database of Cattleyas.
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  • Cattleya-Growing/Culture sub-forum
    CattleyaGrowing sub-forum-Fertilization, Growth hormones & regulators, Light requirements, temps, airflow, soil mixes, potsizes, watering, divisions, Cattleya origons etc.
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  • Cattleya-Unknown or NOID sub-forum
    Post your unknown Cattleya(s) here, other members who have the same plant can recognize and maybe ID it for you. At the least maybe give you a few leads to follow up on. With many Dendrobium species & hybrids, and growing it can get confusing.

    Note; Besides the term UNKNOWN or UNK for short NOID is also commonly used which means NO IDENTIFICATION OR NO ID. If posting here descriptions are great! But pictures are best. Not sure how to attach pictures? Just ask many of the friendly Epi Cacti Forum members here they will be happy to help you! Or PM one of the forum moderators.
    Other members who have the same Cattleya plant can hopefully recognize and maybe ID it for you.
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  • Cattleya-Pests deseases, viruses, spots,insects, insecticides
    Cattleya-Pests deseases, viruses, spots,insects, insecticides or fungicides to use etc.
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  • Cattleya-Hybridizing sub forum
    Cattleya-Hybridizing sub forum-New crosses, methods,seed separation, harvesting pods, new introductions,seedlings, technics and more! Share your new creations.
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  • Cattleya Species sub forum
    Cattleya Species sub forum-Cattleya Species discussions also pictures of growth and blooms.
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  • Cattleya Video sub-forum
    Cattleya-Video sub forum; post your 'How to videos', greenhouse or growing areas whatever you want here. Videos can also be placed in other forums but could get hard to find as the forums keep growing so this is a central place to place them or a link to them in another location can be made.

    note; To place videos in any forum use the [video] button on the top of the posting menu and put the code of the video in between, the YOUTUBE icon is used just to let members be aware theres video contained in the post. Besides YOUTUBE video hosted at any website can be placed with a viewing instant play window or only a link if you prefer.
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