Cattleya dowiana

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Dow's Cattleya
Cattleya dowiana 1880.jpg
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. Cattleya
Section: C. sect. Xantheae
Species: C. dowiana
Binomial name
Cattleya dowiana
Bateman & Rchb.f. (1866)
Synonyms[1]
  • Cattleya aurea Linden
  • Cattleya chrysotaxa (Sander) God.-Leb.
  • Cattleya labiata var. dowiana (Bateman & Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent

Cattleya dowiana (literal translation: Dow's Cattleya) is a species of orchid. The diploid chromosome number of C. dowiana has been determined as 2n = 40; the haploid chromosome number has been determined as n = 20.[2]

Footnotes and External Links[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List". 
  2. ^ page 250. Leonardo P. Felix and Marcelo 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