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Image of Cattleya trianaei photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Cattleya, Corsage Orchid, Triana Corsage Orchid)

One of the most delicately beautiful of all the corsage orchid species, Cattleya trianaei is admired for its fragrant, ruffled, pastel winter flowers. An epiphytic (growing on another plant) tender perennial orchid from Colombia, it will form a lush, dense cluster upon a tree branch, wood basket or heavy pot in frost-free gardens. This species has produced many clones that orchidists have extensively used for breeding to create some of the finest hybrids (grexes) of corsage orchids known...

Image of Cattleya violacea photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Cattleya, Corsage Orchid)

One of the most prized corsage orchid species, but finicky in its cultural needs, Cattleya violacea produces fragrant, rose-tinted lavender-violet flowers. An epiphytic (growing on another plant) tender perennial orchid from the northern and western areas of the Amazon Basin in South America, where it grows in trees near rivers and in a climate that is warm and humid for twelve months. It will form a small cluster upon a tree branch, wood basket or wood slab in frost-free gardens. This is...

Image of Cattleya x dolosa photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Cattleya, Corsage Orchid, Deceiving Cattleya, Dolose Cattleya)

A vigorous, consistent bloomer, Cattleya x dolosa is beloved for its fragrant, pale purplish-pink, spring flowers. This tropical orchid is lithophytic, which means it grows on rocks, and is commonly believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid between Cattleya walkeriana and Cattleya loddigesii, both from southcentral Brazil. Easy-to-grow and vigorous, it will form a lush, dense cluster upon a tree branch, wood basket or heavy pot.

Two stiff, oblong, leathery...

Image of Cattleya x patrocinii photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Corsage Orchid, Patrocinio's Cattleya)

With a catchy name and pretty wavy-petaled pink to deep rose flowers in autumn, Cattleya x patrocinii, Patrocinio's cattleya, is a medium-sized epiphytic (growing on another plant) tender perennial. It is native to southeastern Brazil and a naturally occurring hybrid between Cattleya warneri and Cattleya guttata. This orchid will form a leggy cluster upon a tree branch, or in a wood basket or heavy pot in frost-free gardens.

Two stiff, oblong, leathery light...

Image of Coelogyne cristata photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Coelogyne, Orchid)

A popular orchid for the cool greenhouse or conservatory, Coelogyne cristata is grown for its handsome evergreen foliage and for its nodding clusters of fragrant white blossoms in late winter and spring. It is native to cool, moist habitats in the Himalayan foothills, where it occurs on tree branches and rock outcroppings.

This epiphytic orchid produces clumps of corrugated, egg-shaped, bright-green pseudobulbs that arise from slender rhizomes. Two strap-shaped, deep-veined, bright-green...

Image of Coelogyne massangeana photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Coelogyne, Orchid)

An epiphytic (tree-dwelling) orchid from moist upland forests of Southeast Asia, Coelogyne massangeana is grown for its handsome evergreen foliage and for its long draping clusters of fragrant pale-yellow blooms.

This frost-tender orchid produces clumps of flask-shaped, bright-green pseudobulbs. A single stalked, oval, pleated leaf arises from the apex of each pseudobulb. New leaves and pseudobulbs are formed in spring. Clusters of 20 to 30 buff-yellow blooms are borne on long dangling...

Image of Coelogyne rochusseni photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Coelogyne, Orchid)

An epiphytic (tree-dwelling) orchid from hot moist lowland forests of Southeast Asia, Coelogyne rochusseni is grown for its handsome evergreen foliage and for its long draping clusters of fragrant, pale lemon-yellow blooms.

This frost-tender orchid forms clumps of banana-shaped, yellow-green, conspicuously ribbed pseudobulbs. Two pleated, lance-shaped, bright-green leaves arise from the apex of each pseudobulb. New leaves and pseudobulbs develop in spring. Clusters of 20 to 40 buff-yellow...

(Cymbidium Orchid, Ivory Cymbidium)

Ivory cymbidium's flowers are white, as the name suggests, but also faintly blushed with pale pink. Its signature feature is a delicious fragrance akin to that of lilacs. Native from northern India to Vietnam, this tropical epiphyte (tree dweller) or lithophyte (rock dweller) can be found growing in cool highland cloud forests and cliff sides.

Long, light green, sword-shaped leaves arise from the oval pseudobulbs of this large, clump-forming evergreen orchid. Actively growing in the warm rains...

Image of Cymbidium finlaysonianum photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Cymbidium Orchid, Finlayson's Cymbidium)

On the island of Borneo, islanders grow the spring-blooming Finlayson's cymbidium orchid near their homes to ward off evil spirits. But the non-superstitious simply enjoy this plant's long, branched flower stalks lined with scores of warm, golden brown blossoms. This tropical epiphytic or a lithophytic orchid is native to the rainforests across peninsular Southeast Asia, from Vietnam to Indonesia and the Philippines.

This large evergreen orchid grows from a clump of short, cone-shaped pseudobulbs...

(Cymbidium Orchid, Low's Cymbidium)

Native to high elevation montane cloud forests, Low's cymbidium grows as an epiphyte (upon other plants) across Myanmar, Thailand, southwestern China and Vietnam. Flowering occurs from late winter into spring and variation exists among plants, particularly with respect to the color of the subdued flowers and lack or presence of floral fragrance.

This large, clump-forming, evergreen orchid has compressed pseudobulbs from which arise upright, lance-shaped leaves of light green. Active growth occurs...