Cattleya walkeriana

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Cattleya walkeriana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Cattleya
Genus: Cattleya
Subgenus: C. subg. Rhizantha
Species: C. walkeriana
Binomial name
Cattleya walkeriana
Gardner (1843)
  • Cattleya bulbosa Lindl. (1847)
  • Cattleya gardneriana Rchb.f. (1870)
  • Cattleya princeps Barb. Rodr. (1877)
  • Cattleya walkeriana var. bulbosa (Lindl.) Fowlie (1977)
  • Cattleya walkeriana var. princeps L.C. Menezes (1993)
  • Epidendrum walkerianum (Gardner)Rchb.f. (1862)

Cattleya walkeriana' (Walker's Cattley's) is a species of orchid. It differs from most species of Cattleya by having inflorescences which arise from the rhizome instead of from the apex of the pseudobulb. The diploid chromosome number of C. walkeriana has been twice determined as 2n = 40; the diploid chromosome number of the variety C. walkeriana var. princeps L.C.Menzes has been determined as 2n = 80.[1]

Footnotes and External Links[edit]

  1. ^ page 251 of L. P. Felix and M. Guerra: "Variation in chromosome number and the basic number of subfamily Epidendroideae (Orchidaceae)" Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 163(2010)234—278. The Linnean Society of London. Downloaded October 2010 from