Cattlianthe J.M.H. Shaw (2003), abbreviated Ctt. in the horticultural trade, is the orchid nothogenus for intergeneric hybrid greges containing at least one ancestor species from each of the two ancestral genera Cattleya Lindl. (1824) and Guarianthe Dressler & W.E. Higgins (2003), and from no other genera.
Note: Sophrolaeliocattleya (Slc.) (so - fro - lay - lee - oh - KAT - lee - yuh) and Cattlianthe (Ctt.) are synonyms. "Cattlianthe" is the recognized name.
"Slc." is the abbreviation used to describe hybrid orchids with parentage from three species: sophronitis, laelia and cattleya. These flowers are also sometimes called "sophrolaeliocattleya" orchids. The various hybrids usually have the yellow, orange or red flowers of sophronitis orchids, but they are considered to be part of the cattleya alliance when it comes to orchid culture, according to Argus Orchids.
(Guarianthe aurantiaca x Cattlianthe Fire Island)
Cheryl P. earned 1st place at the April 2015, NVOS "Show and Tell" with his Cattlianthe Fire Dance.
(Cattleya Yellow Doll x Cattlianthe Kauai Starbright)
Treat as you would a Cattleya.
(Cattlianthe Blue Boy x Cattleya Mini Purple)
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