Cattleya forbesii

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Forbes' Cattleya
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. Intermedia
Species: C. forbesii
Binomial name
Cattleya forbesii
Lindl. (1826)
  • Epidendrum pauper Vell. (1831)
  • Maelenia paradoxa Dumort. (1834)
  • Cattleya vestalis Hoffmanns. (1843)
  • Cattleya fulva Beer (1854)
  • Cattleya isopetala Beer (1854)
  • Epidendrum forbesii (Lindl.) Rchb.f. (1861)
  • Cattleya forbesii var. viridiflora Horta (1936)
  • Cattleya pauper (Vell.) Stellfeld (1949)

Cattleya forbesii, the Forbes' Cattleya, is a species of orchid. The diploid chromosome number of C. forbesii has been determined as 2n = 54—60.[1]

Footnotes and External Links[edit]

  1. ^ page 250 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