Laeliocattleya

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×Laeliocattleya
Laeliocattleya.jpg
C. George Cutler =
C. Mary Rose × C. Manila
as LC. George Cutler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Hybrids
Genus: ×Laeliocattleya
hort. ex Rolfe, 1887
Species

several cultivars.

Laeliocattleya is a nothogenus of intergeneric orchid hybrids descended from the parental genera Laelia and Cattleya.[1] It is abbreviated Lc. in the horticultural trade.[2]

Due to the recent decision by the RHS (the international orchid registration authority) to recognize the reduction of the Brazilian Laelias and the entire genus Sophronitis to synonymy under Cattleya, many hybrids which have previously been described as Laeliocattleyas are now classified as Cattleyas. (e.g. C. George Cutler)

Flowers of the Laeliocattleya 'Gold Diggers Butter cup'.
Flowers of the Laeliocattleya 'Ana Ingham'.

List of grexes[edit]

  • Laeliocattleya 'Ana Ingham' - Has flowers that range from dark reddish purple to deep mauve. The lip is darker colored and the lip is veined with gold. They can bear up to five flowers, each 6 to 7 inches wide.[3]
  • Laeliocattleya 'Derna' - Has flowers that are yellow. The lip is purple and is streaked with gold. The can bear up to six flowers, each 5 inches wide.[3]
  • Laeliocattleya 'Dorset Gold' - Has flowers with yellow petals edged with crimson. The lip is ruffled and is red-purple, with gold streaks along the throat.[3]

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