Edward Sprague Rand.

Orchids; a description of the species and varieties grown at Glen Ridge, near Boston, with lists and descriptions of other desirable kinds : preface by chapters on the culture, propagation, collection, and hybridization of orchids; the online

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in constant heat of East Indian house.

B. Calanthe discolor. Java M. O. P., 3.

B. R., 1840, 55-

Flowers violet red, lip white with lilac markings round
the base. A very floriferous species.

A. Calanthe Dominiana ....... B. M., 5042.

A garden hybrid between Calanthe furcata and Calanthe
Masuca. Sepals and petals lilac ; lip deep purple.

C. Calanthe flavicans. Mauritius.

Sepals white and twice the size of the pale rose petals ;
lip bluish with a dark line down the centre.

Calanthe furcata. East Indies.

A well known free-flowering species, blooming on tall
spikes, and producing an abundance of creamy white
flowers in summer.


B. Calanthe Masuca. Nepaul . . . M. O. P., 2.

B. M., 4541.
B. R., 1844, 37.
Lem. Jard., 62.
Bat. 2d Cen., 139.

Sepals white outside, deep violet inside, petals lilac ;
lip heart-shaped, violet purple. The flowers are large,
produced on a spike two feet long, in June, July, and
August, lasting six weeks in perfection.

Distinguished from Calanthe purpurea by the raceme
being open instead of close, the lip broad instead of nar-
row, and the spur longer than the pedicel, instead of

Calanthe Masuca grandiflora is a very fine, strong-growing

Calanthe Sieboldti. Japan. Revue Horticole, 1855, 20.
A distinct species, which may be grown in a cool house.
Foliage dark green, flowers yellow, on erect spikes.

A. Calanthe Veitchii. Garden hybrid. Bat. 2d Cen., 106.

B. M., 5375.

Jen. Orch., 48.

Fl. Mag., 280.

This is a true hybrid between Calanthe vestita and
Limatodes rosea. Flowers beautiful rose color, of differ-
ent shades, on spikes often three feet long, and continu-
ing in bloom for months.

It is a deciduous plant, like its parents, producing the
flower spike from the base of the matured bulb in No-
vember. For winter decoration this plant has no equal.


B. Calanthe veratrifolia. Java . . . Lodd. Cab., 958.
SYNS. Flos triplicatus. (Rumph.) B. R., 720.
Orchis triplicate (Willimet.) B. M., 2615.
Limodorum veratrifolium. (Will a.)
Ambly glottis ft av a. (Blume.)

Flowers snow white ; lip olive-green with blood-red
centre. The flower-spikes, which are produced from May
to July, are often two feet long. The plant should have
plenty of air, but should be grown in heat

A. Calanthe vestita. Moulmein . . B. M., 467 1.

B. R., 720.

Pax. Mag., 16, 129.

Fl. des Ser., 816,

Lem. Jard., 333.

War. Orch., 29.

Flowers produced from October to February, on long
drooping spikes rising from the base of the silvery green
bulbs when the latter are destitute of leaves. The sepals
and petals are snow white; lip white with a blotch of
rich crimson or yellow (according to the variety) in the
centre, or pure white.

The varieties are known as rubro oculata, cuprea, luteo
oculata, nivalis, and Turneri. Of these, that with the red
eye is the more common, and the pure white the rarest.
Turneri is a late bloomer, with large white flowers with
red eye. A collection can hardly have too many of these
charming plants. The only defect they have is the want
of foliage in the blooming season ; but this want is easily
supplied by placing them among ferns, thus forming a


combination which for grace and beauty is unsurpassed.
We have large pans of this plant, which are a constant
pleasure all through the dull months of winter.

For house decoration this plant is unrivaled, the flow-
ers remaining in perfection for many weeks, and for cut
flowers there is nothing better. A little weak liquid
manure is beneficial to the bulbs when growing ; for the
stronger we can grow the bulbs, the better the flower.
After blooming, let the bulbs rest awhile till the shoots
show at the base, then repot and grow them in good heat.

The foliage of these plants is evergreen, except Calan-
the vestita and Calanthe Veitchii. They generally make
their growth after the flowers have faded. They should
be grown in large pots, with loam, leaf mould, and rotten
dung j the plant should be set about level with the brim
of the pot ; good drainage should be provided.

Grow in the Indian house, and never allow the plant
to get dry during the growing season. They need but
little rest, during which period the soil should be kept
damp, except Calanthe vestita and Calanthe Veitchii, which
must be kept dry. Propagated by division. They are
very subject to the attacks of brown and white scale.

All the species are best grown in pots ; the varieties of
Calanthe vestita, however, do well in baskets.

Camaridmm. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from /canape, an arched roof.

Camaridium ochroleucum B. R., 844.

See Cymbidium.


Camarotis. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from Kapdpa, an arched roof; alluding to the shape of the lip.
B. Camarotis obtusa. East Indies.
Flowers pale rose, with yellow lip.

B. Camarotis purpurea, Sylhet . . Pax. Mag., 7, 25.

Sert. O., 19.

Perianth lilac-purple ; lip deep purple ; flower spikes
produced from the side of the stem, in pendulous ra-
cemes, in March and April. It is a neat-growing, free-
flowering, and attractive plant.

These plants should be grown in the Indian house, in
a moist heat, on blocks, in pots or baskets, in moss. The
plants should always have heat and moisture at the roots
and need very little rest.

Catasetum. Richard. Epiphyte.

Name from icard (down), and o-era, a bristle.

C. Catasetum atratum. Brazil . . . . M. O. P., 3.

B. R., 24, 63.
B. M., 5202.

Perianth purple-brown, petals marked with brown, the
lip dull green broken with yellow ; a floriferous species.

C. Catasetum cattosum. La Guayra . . . B. M., 4219.

B. R., 27, 5.
M. O. P., 5.

Perianth dull reddish-brown ; lip green, with a yellow
swelling and a spot of same color.


C. Catasetum cornutum. Demerara . . M. O. P., 5.

B. R, 27, 5.

Flowers green, marked with dark purple ; lip light-
green, marked with darker shade ; very floriferous.

C. Catasetum integerrimum. Guatemala B. M., 3823.

M. O. P., i.

Large flowers with powerful odor ; perianth marked
with purple ; lip yellow, richly marked inside.

This species should have plenty of moisture at the
period of the formation of the flower-buds.

C. Catasetum Naso. Caracas B. M., 4792.

B. M, 2559.

Perianth almost white; delicately shaded with greenish-
yellow, plentifully spotted with crimson-purple. The lip
is lengthened into the shape of an elephant's trunk.

C. Catasetum tridentatum. Brazil . B. M., 2559, 3329.
SYNS. Catasetum macrocarpum Hook. Ex., 90, 91.

(Richard). B. R., 840.

C. Claveringii (Lodd. Sert. Bot, 7.

Cab., 1344).

C.floribundum (Hooker).

Sepals yellowish-green ; petals green, more or less
marked with purple, and sometimes wholly purple; the
tip of the lip egg-yellow, inner part spotted. This plant
v tries much according to its vigor.

The flowers of this genus are remarkable for singular-
:ty of form, and some are very beautiful. The same
plant will frequently produce what seem to be totally dif-


ferent flowers, and there is no genus of plants so given
to " sports."

The plants are not favorites with cultivators, as they
are generally wanting in richness of color, but their cu-
rious flowers should give them a place in every large col-
lection of Orchids. The following are species :

Catasetum abruptum. B. M., 3929.

C. barbatum. M. O. P., 5 ; B. R., 1778.

SYNS. Catasetum proboscidium. B. R., 27, 5.

C. spinosum.

Myanthus barbatus. B. R., 1778.

Myanthus spinosus. B. M., 3802.
C. CartonL

C. cernmtm. B. M., 5399 ; B. R., 1721.
C. citrinum.

C. cristatum. B. R., 966 and 1951.
C. deltoideum. B. R., 1896.

SYN. Myanthus deltoideus. B. R., 1896; B. M., 3923.
C. discolor. B. R., 1735 ; Reg. Bot, 83.
SYNS. Myanthus discolor.

Myanthiis Bushmani.

Myanthus roseo albus. Hooker.
C. Jimbriatum.
C. fuliginosum.
C. globiferum. B. M., 3942.
C. Herbertii.
C. Hookerii. Liaclley.
C. intermedia variegata.

C. laminatum. Sert. O., 38 ; var., B. R., 27. 5 ; M. O. P., 5.
C. lanciferuin. M. O. P., 5.
C. Landsbergii.

C. longifoliwn. Sert. O., 31 ; Ref. Bot., 82.
C. luridum. B. R., 1667 ; B. M., 3590.
SYNS. Catasetum abruptum.

Anguloa lurida.


C maculatum. B. R., 26, 62 ; Bat., 2.

C. ochraceum.

C. planiceps. M. O. P., 2 ; B. R., 29, 9.

C poriferum.

C. purum. B. M., 3388.

C. Russellianum. B. M., 3777.

C seniiapertum. B. R., 1708 ; Hook. Ex., 213.

C. saccatum. Sert. O., 41.

C sanguineum. Pes., 14.

C squalidiim.

C. trifidum. B. M., 3262; B. R., 1721.

C. Trulla. M. O. P., 4 5 B. R., 27, 34.

C. tabulare.

C. trimerochilum. I. H., 374.

C. Wallisii. B. M., 3937.

These plants should be grown in pots, in peat and
potsherds, with good drainage. They should have plenty
of light and sun ; should be kept dry during the resting
season. When the young shoots begin to push, the water-
ing should be light, but as the growth advances it should
be increased, and when the bulbs are forming should be
copious. Care should be taken not to wet the flower
stalks, as they easily damp off, and during the flowering
season the soil should be only moist. Many are very
large plants, and the room they would occupy is so much
better filled by more showy plants, of more recent intro-
duction, that few care to grow Catasetums. The flowers
of many species are " uncanny " in appearance and un-
pleasant to look at.


Cattleya. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Dedicated to Wm. Cattley.
A. Cattleya Acklandice. Bahia . . Pax. Mag., 9, i.

B. R., 1840, 48.

Fl. des Ser., 674.

B. M., 5039.

I- H., 565.

Bat. 2d Cen., 119.

Perianth olive-green, marked with dark-brownish yel-
low ; lip velvety purple, violet, or rose ; very fragrant.
This species has rounder and more fleshy foliage than
others. A beautiful but rare species, which is not very
free-blooming. Blooms in June and July.

A. Cattleya amabilis. Brazil.

A very beautiful and rare species. Sepals and petals
pink ; lip large, rich crimson. The plant makes two
growths a year, and blooms from the one formed in the
spring, with from three to five flowers on the spike.
Blooms in summer.

A. Cattleya amethystina. Brazil . . . Lem. Jard., 379.
A free growing and blooming species, much resembling
C. Loddigesii, and like it a summer bloomer. It grows
about a foot high, with strong pseudo-bulbs, and two
thick dark green leaves. Flowers two to five, pink, with
amethyst lip. Very pretty, but not as showy as most

A. Cattleya amethystiglossa B. M., 5683.

War. Orch., 2.
I. H, 538.
Stems one to three feet high, with two long leaves on


the top ; flowers in fine heads, two to seven in number,
thick and fleshy, three inches in diameter, rosy blush,
spotted with rich purple ; lip rich, rosy violet. A magnif-
icent species, blooming freely from January to March,
and often again in the autumn. There are many varie-
ties, all good. We have now (January, 1876) a magnifi-
cent plant in bloom. The flowers last four weeks in per-
fection if kept from damp. For rich color of the lip this
plant has no equal.

Cat t ley a amethystiglossa sulphur ea.

A remarkable variety, color pure lemon, spotted with
purple ; lip broad, rich cream color.

A. Cattleya Arembergii. Bahia.

Perianth rose lilac, lip bright rose, very fragrant. The
flowers resemble in form those of C. Harrissoni.

Cattleya Bassetti. SYN. of C spetiosissima.

A. Cattleya bicolor. Brazil . . . . B. M., 4909.

Sert. O., tab. 5.
Lem. Jard., 379.

A large flower, often four inches across, with pale green
perianth, marked with brownish yellow ; lip rich purple
or magenta, with yellow or white fringe. Blooms in Sep-
tember, often having eight or ten flowers on a spike.

Cattleya biflora. SYN. of C. Lawrenceana and Lcelia cris-

Cattleya Boothiana. SYN. of C. lobata.

A. Cattleya Brabantitz Fl. Mag., 360.

A hybrid between C. Acklandice. and C. Loddigesii,


dwarf-growing, sepals and petals pinkish white, spotted
with purple ; lip white and purple. A very handsome,
but as yet a rare plant.

Cattkya Brysiana. See Lcelia Brysiana.

Lem. Jard., 275-6.

A. Cattkya bulbosa ...... B. R., 33, 42.

SYN. Cattkya Walkeriana. Pes., 41.

Pax. Mag., 15, 49.
Pax. Fl. G., 3.

Flowers violet-rose, lip flat, shovel-shaped, deep car-
mine, the lateral lobes crimson, bordered with carmine.
This species needs very little water during the resting
season. It is best grown on a block with a little moss.
Flowers delightfully fragrant, scenting the whole house ;
they are produced on a separate spike, without leaves.
A lovely species.

A. Cattkya Candida. Brazil.

Perianth beautiful white, with violet shadings and a
yellow ray on the lip.

Blooms from July to November. The plant makes
two growths in the year, and blooms from both, producing
three or four flowers on a spike.

This plant is only a light colored variety of Cattkya

A. Cattkya Chocoensis. Mexico . . . . I. H., 3, 120.
A very choice species, closely allied to C. Triancs. It
is one of the most beautiful of Cattkyas. Plant about a
foot high, pseudo-bulbs long, crowned with one dark
green leaf; sepals and petals transjD2xet white; lip





white, with a slight orange marking in throat, and all
suffused with rosy light; exquisitely fragrant. A very
free-flowering species, blooming from November to Jan-
uary. Plants vary much in the yellow on the lip, some
nearly approaching C. Triance.

A. Cattleya citrina. Oaxaca . . . Fl. des Ser., 1689.

Pes., 9.
B. M., 3742.

A species with large yellow fragrant flowers, produced
one or two together from May to August.

This species should be grown on the under side of a
block, the leaves hanging down, in the coolest house.

Cattleya coccinea.

An old name for Sophronitis grandiflora.

A. Cattleya crispa. Rio Janeiro . . . Sert. Bot, 7.
SYN. Lalia crispa. Pax. Mag., 5, 5.

B. R., 1172.
B. M., 3910.

Sepals and petals pure transparent white, the latter
having wavy edges ; lip white outside, inside rich crimson
or violet stained ; perfume delicious. Flowers from July
to September. We have plants producing forty flowers
at a time.

A. Cattleya crispa purpurea.

Only differing from the species in the color of the lip,
being brilliant purple.

A. Cattleya crispa superba .... War. Orch., 2, 91.
A fine large-flowered variety, with crimson lip beauti-
fully fringed.


Cattkya domingensis. See Lceliopsis domingensis.

A. Cattkya Dawsoni. Brazil .... War. Orch., 16.
A beautiful and rare species intermediate between C.
Jabiata and C. Mossice. Foliage very thick, dark green ;
flowers seven inches in diameter ; sepals and petals rosy
blush; lip large, purple, yellow, and rose throat, and
beautifully fringed. A very rare plant.

A. Cattleya Devoniensis.

A beautiful garden hybrid between C. crispa and gut-
fata. Sepals and petals white, tipped with rose color ;
lip dark crimson. Blooms in autumn.

A. Cattleya Dominiana.

A beautiful species, hybrid between Cattkya maxima
and C. amethystina, in habit resembling Lczlia ekgans.
Sepals and petals white delicately shaded with blush ;
lip purple, margined with white ; interior deep yellow.

A. Cattkya Dominiana alba ...... F. M., 367.

A hybrid from the same source as the last described ;
sepals and petals white, shaded with lavender ; lip pure
white, with deep lavender blotch.

A. Cattkya Dominiana lutea.

Another fine hybrid; sepals and petals blush; lip
white, marked with yellow and rose.

All these hybrids are as yet very rare.


A. Cattieya Dowiana. Costa Rica. Jen. Orch., 33.

B. M., 5618.

I. H, 525-

Fl. des Ser., 1709.

War. Orch., 2, 27.

Bat. 2d Cen., 191.

A magnificent species. Flowers five or six together,
of a peculiar beautiful nankeen color ; lip large, crisped,
purple crimson, with deep orange gold veins. In growth
this plant resembles C. labiata ; it requires more heat
than most of the genus.

A. Cattieya Edithiana. Brazil.

A rare species, resembling C. Mossice in growth ; flowers
Six to seven inches in diameter ; sepals and petals light
mauve ; lip mauve, striped with white, upper part buff.

A. Cattieya Eldorado. Rio Negro. Fl. des Ser., 1826.

Flowers large, delicate white and rose ; lip deep golden,
margined with white ; violet tip. Blooms in early au-

A. Cattieya Eldorado splendens. Rio Negro . I. H., 3, 7.
A very fine variety of the last ; flowers very large,
clear rose ; throat of lip deep orange, with circle of pure
white, and edge deep violet purple.

Cattieya elegans. See Lalia elegans . B. M., 4700.

Bat. 2d Cen., 156.
I. H., 402
Pes., 23.


A. Cattleya cxoniensis Jen. Orch., i.

F. M., 269.

War. Orch., 2, 36.

A garden hybrid between Cattleya Mossice and Lcelia
purpurata, in which the beauties of both parents are
.preserved. Sepals and petals delicate lilac; lip deep
rich purple, with bright orange throat ; the whole flower
beautifully crisped.

B. Cattleya Forbesii. Brazil . . . B. R., 953.

SYNS. Cattleya isopetala. B. M., 3265.

C. vestalis. Lodd. Cab., 1152.

Perianth greenish yellow ; lip white, with rays of car-
mine. This is the least beautiful of the genus, but never-
theless, on account of the number of its flowers, which are
freely produced on a strong plant, is worthy of cultiva-

A. Cattleya Fausta F. M., 2, 189.

This is another of the beautiful hybrids for which the
establishment of Messrs. Veitch is so famous. It is ex-
actly intermediate between its parents, Cattleya Loddigesii
and C.exoniensis.

Flowers rich lilac ; lip white, with large yellow disk,
t.'pped with crimson. Blooms about the end of Novem-

A. Cattleya Gigas. New Granada . . Jen. Orch., 18.

I. H., 3, 178.

Fl. Mag., 2, 144.

A magnificent species of recent introduction. Flowers
of immense size, rosy pink; lip very large and broad,


with large white spots, and marked on the side with yel-
low and white.

Cattleya Grahami. An old name of Leelia majaZis.

A. Cattleya granulosa. Guatemala . B. M., 5048.

B. R., 1842.

Fl. des Ser., 199.

Perianth greenish brown, marked with brownish yel-
low ; lip orange yellow at base, white at tip, richly marked
with yellow and crimson.

Blooms in August and September. This species needs
but little heat.

There are many varieties of this species which differ
only in the markings of the perianth, and in brilliancy of
the color of the lip.

Cattleya grandis. See Leelia grandis.

B. Cattleya giiatemalensis F. M., 61.

A species much resembling in habit C. Skinneri, with
large clusters of small flowers ; sepals and petals rosy
purple and buff; lip reddish purple and orange. Not
very showy, but valuable for its peculiar colors.

A. Cattleya guttata. Brazil .... Lodd. Cab., 1715.

B. R., 1406.

Flowers greenish yellow, spotted with crimson ; lip
purple and white. Blooms in October and November.
A free blooming and desirable species.

A. Cattleya guttata Russelliana. Organ Mountains.

B. M., 3693.
B. R., 1849, 59-
The flowers of this variety are larger than the species,


but less spotted ; the lip is short and tipped with deep
violet red.

A. Cattkya guttata Leopoldii. Bahia ... I. H., 69.

Pes., 43-

Perianth greenish bronze, spotted with purple; lip
rich velvety purple, very fragrant ; spike often carrying
seven to nine flowers.

A. Cattleya Harrisonicz. Rio Janeiro. Pax. Mag., 4, 247.

B. M., 1919.

Flowers lilac rose, with slight tinge of yellow on the
lip, which is marked with violet purple at the base. Very
floriferous, blooming from July to October.

A. Cattleya Harrisonicz alba. Rio Janeiro.
Flower white, with lilac lip.

A. Cattkya Harrisonicz violacea. Rio Janeiro.

A taller growing variety, with sepals and petals violet
purple ; lip same color, with yellow centre. This plant
makes two growths in the year, flowering on both from
July to October.

A. Cattleya hybrida.

A garden hybrid between Cattleya granulosa and C.
Flowers rose, with darker spottings. A pretty variety.

A. Cattleya intermedia. Brazil . . Maund, Bot., 4, 195.

B. R., 1919-
Pax. Mag., i, 151.
Sert. Bot., 7.
A very neat growing species. Flowers, sepals lilac or

rose-colored ; lip rich purple.


It is a free-growing plant, often producing seven or
eight flowers on a spike. Blooms in spring.

There are many varieties of this species. We mention
alba, with nearly white flowers ; pattida (Pax. Fl. G-, 48),
perianth violet and white ; lip with rays of crimson, bor-
dered with white ; variegata, perianth lilac-purple ; lip
white, with yellow centre and red markings ; superba,
perianth delicate rose ; lip broad, rich purple. This va-
riety makes two growths a year, but only flowers on that
made in spring ; violacea, perianth delicate rose ; lip with
rich purple spot in centre.

Cattleya amethystina is by some considered a form of
this species, and the name is also applied to a white form
of Cattleya Loddigesii, and Lcelia Perrinii is sometimes
called Cattleya intermedia angustifolia.

Cattleya irrorata. See Lcelia irrorata.

Cattleya Karwinskii, an old name of Cattleya citrina.

A. Cattleya labiata. Brazil . Lodd. Cab., 1956.

Hook. Ex., 157.

B. R., 1859.

B. M., 3998.

Pax. Mag., 4, 121; 7,73.

Pax. Fl. G., 24.

Jen. Orch., 45.

Fl. des Ser., 1895.

One of the finest species. Flowers rose-colored, with
rich crimson lip ; of a delicious fragance. The flowers,
which are produced from July to November, arc often five
inches across, and three or four on a spike.

The variations of color in the lip of this species are al-


most infinite every shade of crimson, purple, and violet,
with darker or lighter lines ; the whole flower lustrous
and sometimes with a crystalline appearance. The
flower lasts long in perfection.

A. Cattleya labiata atropurpurea. La Guayra.

Perianth paler than the species, but lip of deep purple
color. Nearly allied to Cattleya Mossicz.

A. Cattleya labiata pallida. Brazil.

Sepals and petals light pink ; lip crimson. A fine
variety blooming in August.

A. Cattleya labiata Pescatorei.

Sepals and petals light rose-colored; lip rich crimson.
A very distinct variety.

Cattleya labiata picta Fl. des Ser., 660.

Sepals and petals pure white j lip rich crimson, beauti-
fully fringed.

Cattleya Lawrenciana. SYN. of Lalia crispilabia.

A. Cattleya Lemoniana. Caracas . . . B. R., 32, 35.
A pretty species allied to Cattleya Mossia. Flowers

pale pink with centre of lip yellow. A summer bloomer.

Cattleya Leopoldii. SYN. of Cattleya guttata.

Cattleya Lindleyana. SYN. of Lcelia Lindleyana.

B. M., 5449.

B. Cattleya lobata. Brazil.

SYNS. Lcelia lobata.

Lcelia Boothiana.
Cattleya Boothiana.


Flowers deep, uniform rose color; a shy flowering

Cattleya lobata superba.
Has larger spikes of bloom and flowers more freely.

A. Cattleya Loddigesii. Brazil . Hook. Ex., 186.

SYN. Epidendrum Loddigesii. C. B., 37.

Lodd. Cab., 337.
B. M., 2851, as

Cattleya intermedia.

Perianth delicate lilac ; lip same color, but a deeper
shade, delicately marked with purple and yellow. Blooms
in August and September, producing many flowers on a
spike. When well grown this is a very showy plant.

Cattleya Lowii. See Cattleya spetiosissima.
Cattleya Luddemaniana. See Cattleya spedosissima.

B. Cattleya luteola. Brazil Reich. Xen., 83.

SYNS. Cattleya epidendroides. B. M., 5032.

C. Holfordii.
C. flavida.
C. Meyeri.
C. modesta.
Epidendrum Cattleya.

Flowers yellow, of a lighter shade than Cattleya citri-
na, produced three or four together.

A. Cattleya McMorlandii. Brazil.

The plant resembles Cattleya Mossia. Flower six
inches in diameter ; sepals and petals light rose ; lip yel-
low and fringed. Blooms in June and July.


A. Cattleya marginata. Rio Janeiro. Pax. Mag., 10, 265.

I. H., I93 .

A beautiful dwarf species. Sepals and petals rosy
crimson ; lip deep rose, bordered with white ; very fra-
grant. Should be grown on a block or in a basket.
Blooms in September.

This plant is by some considered a Lcelia, and by
others as identical with Cattkya pumila. It seems to us
to be a very distinct species, differing in habit, in size
in its two-leaved pseudo-bulb, and in flower. There are
many varieties, all charming.

A. Cattleya maxima. Guayaquil and Colombia.

SYN. Cattleya Quindos. Bat. 2d Cen., 131.

B. R., 32, i.
I. H, 3, 29.
B. M., 4902.
Fl.des Ser.,2136.

A tall-growing species with long channeled pseudo-

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