Cattleya mossiae

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Cattleya mossiae
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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: Cattleya subg. Cattleya
Section: Cattleya sect. Cattleya
Species: C. mossiae
Binomial name
Cattleya mossiae
C.Parker ex Hook.
  • Cattleya labiata var. mossiae (C.Parker ex Hook.) Lindl. (1840)
  • Cattleya wageneri Rchb.f. (1854)
  • Cattleya labiata var. reineckeana Rchb.f. (1856)
  • Cattleya reineckiana Rchb.f. (1856)
  • Epidendrum labiatum var. reineckeanum (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. (1862)
  • Epidendrum labiatum var. mossiae (C.Parker ex Hook.) Rchb.f. (1862)
  • Epidendrum labiatum var. wageneri (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. (1862)
  • Cattleya carrierei Houllet (1876)
  • Cattleya mossiae var. hardyana B.S.Williams & T.Moore (1884)
  • Cattleya mossiae var. reineckeana Rchb.f. ex O'Brien (1884)
  • Cattleya mossiae var. decora B.S.Williams (1891)
  • Cattleya edithiana R.Warner ex B.S.Williams (1894)
  • Cattleya aliciae Linden (1895)
  • Cattleya mossiae var. coerulea Cogn. (1899)
  • Cattleya mossiae var. beyrodtiana Schltr. (1913)
  • Cattleya mossiae var. wageneri Braem (1986)
  • Cattleya mossiae f. coerulea (Cogn.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss (2007)
  • Cattleya mossiae f. reineckeana (Rchb.f. ex O'Brien) M.Wolff & O.Gruss (2007)
  • Cattleya mossiae f. wageneri (Rchb.f.) M.Wolff & O.Gruss (2007)

Cattleya mossiae (literally "Moss' Cattley's"), commonly known as easter orchid, is a species of labiate Cattleya orchid. The white-flowered form is sometimes known as Cattleya wagneri.[1] The diploid chromosome number of C. mossiae has been determided as 2n = 40. The haploid chromosome number has been determined as n = 20.[2]

It is among the group of very fragrant orchids.

Footnotes and external links[edit]

  1. ^ The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
  2. ^ 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