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(C. labiata variety Wars-cewiczii, Reichb. f. C. gloriosa, Carr. C. imperialis, Wallis). Pseudobulbs 1 ft. or more tall, stout, compressed, furrowed, 1-lvd.: leaves oblong, 8-10 in. long: peduncle with 2 or 3 flowers 7-9 in. across; sepals and petals rosy mauve, the sepals lanceolate, acute, the petals oval, obtuse, undulate; lip entirely bright purple except 2 yellow spots and lines of the same color in the throat, crisped, the front lobe ample. Colombia. O.R. 12:241. G.C. III. 22:163; 42:312. Gn. 33, p. 18. CO. 1. variety gigas, Hort. (variety Sanderiana, Hort. C. glgas, Lind. & Andre. C. Sanderiana, Hort. C. labiata variety Sanderiana, Hort.). Fig. 842. A noble form, the sepals and petals dark rose, with a deep purple-magenta lip, the flowers larger than those of any other form of the labiata group. Colombia. I.H. 21:178. Gn. 45, p. 445. G.F. 1:437. A.G. 19: July 23, suppl. F.R. 1:77, 674. F.E. 10:892. C.L.A. 11:42, 44. The following forms of this variety occur: alba, flowers pure white, the rarest of all cattleyas (O.R. 18:232); variety albescens, seand petals white, with faint blush, the lip rose-purple, fringed; variety atropurpurea, of deeper color; variety rochellensis, sepals and petals white, the lip with the faintest trace of color. variety saturata, Hort. Flowers bright rose, with ruby-crimson lip.
Fig. 842. Cattleya Warscewiczii variety gigas (X 1/4).
(C. labiata variety Trianae, Duch. C. Leedna, Sander. C. Rollissoniana, Moore. C.
Batem. C. Massangeana,
Reichb. f. C. bogotensis, Lind.). Fig.
843. Pseudobulbs about 1 ft.. tall, clavate, 1-lvd.: leaves oblong, 6-8 in. long: peduncle bearing 2 or 3 flowers about 6 in. across; sepals and petals a delicate rose to white, the sepals oblong - lanceolate, the petals much broader than sepals, obtuse, oval-rhomboid, crisped; lip narrower than in the other related forms, the tube rose, the front lobe purple, less crisped than in most of the related species, emarginate, the throat yellow, often streaked with deeper color. Colombia. O.R. 6:145. B.M. 5504.
R.H. 1860, pp. 406-7. A.G. 17:177. Gng. 3:151. A.F.
6:607; 13:715. F.E. 9:325. F.R. 1:672-3. CO. 5.
S.H. 1:11, 27; 2:403, 405. variety alba, Hort. Flowers white, except yellow blotch in throat. CO. 5a. variety atropur-purea, Hort. Flowers crimson-purple. variety Backhousiana, Hort. Sepals and petals rose-purple, the petals strongly marked with amethyst-purple at the apex, the tube of lip rose-purple, the front lobe purple-magenta. CO. be. variety chocoensis, Hort. Flowers very fragrant, not fully expanding, the sepals and petals white, sometimes flushed pale lilac. I.H. 20:120. A.F. 6: 563. variety delicata, Hort. Sepals and petals white, faintly flushed pale amethyst-purple, the deeper lip with a pale yellow spot. F.M. 1:8. variety Schrdederae, Hort. (C. Schroederae, Reichb. f.). Flowers fragrant, the sepals and petals a delicate blush, faintly suffused with white, the petals and broader lip much more crisped than in other forms of this species. G.C III. 20:73. A.G.15:211. O.R.ll:177. C.L.A. 11:45. F.E. 9:331. The following forms of this variety occur: alba, the flowers pure white; albescens, the flowers nearly white; caerulea, the lip a bluish color; Meta, sepals and petals pink, the throat bright yellow; lilacina, lilac; refulgens. variety grataxiana, Hort. A large and richly colored form. variety Candida, Hort. Flowers snow-white; lip with faint violet spot. variety coundoniensis, Hort. Purple-rose sepals and petals. variety Marias, Hort. Silvery white sepals and petals veined with pink; front of lip deep magenta-crimson, with 2 yellow blotches on throat. variety triumphans, Hort. Sepals and petals rose-colored; lip rich purple with an orange-yellow tube. variety enfieldiensis, Hort. Flowers white; tip of lip blush-pink. variety boetzelae-riensis, Hort. Rose-colored form. variety tessellata, Hort. Large rose-colored form curiously marked. variety Brandneriana, Hort. Anterior part of lip dark purple-violet. variety Holtzeii, Hort. Lip dark. variety Wellesleyae, Hort. A pretty white form. variety Moore-ana, Hort. Sepals and petals light rosy lilac; lip ruby-claret color, orange at base. variety Holmesii, Hort. Broad petals and rich rose-purple lip. variety brunoyen-sis, Hort. Sepals and petals mauve. variety Goodsonii, Hort. Richly colored; petals flushed with deep rose.
(C. Lemoinei, Lindl. C. Naldere-ana, Reichb. f. C. Perrinii, Endl. C. labiata vera, Veitch. C. labiata autumnalis, L. Lind. C. labiata variety Warocqueana, Rolfe. C. Warocqueana, L. Lind.). Pseudobulbs claviform, compressed, furrowed, 4-8 in. tall, 1-lvd.: leaves 5-7 in. long, ovate or oblong: peduncle, from a double spathe, bearing 3-5 flowers about 6 in. across; sepals and petals usually rose-lilac, the sepals lanceolate, the petals undulate; lip with the tube colored usually like the petals, the front lobe deeply emarginate, undulate-crisped, commonly a violet-purple with deeper veins, the color running in streaks to the yellow throat which has an orange spot each side. The color-variations of this species are numerous. Brazil. B.R. 32:35; 1859. O.R. 16:281. B.M. 3998. Gt. 5:146. F.S. 1893-4. P.M. 4:121. A.G..17:65; 19:811. G.C. III. 19:13. A.F. 6:607. F.R. 1:8; 2:531. - Intro, from the Organ Mts. in S. Brazil in 1818. variety alba, Hort. Flowers white, except yellow throat. CO. 3. variety Amesiana, Hort. Sepals and petals white, the lip lilac.
Gn. 62, p. 401. variety Cooksoniae, Hort. Flowers white, except the crimson-purple lip with a narrow white margin. variety superba, Hort. Sepals and petals deep rose, with a deep crimson-purple lip.