of Cattleya intermedia
The flowers of Cattleya intermedia are considered as the
"type" when they have the follow characteristics:
a) Medium size of 7cm;
b) Medium width of petals and sepals of 1,2 cm, presenting
slight commissure in the superior edges of the petals;
c) The basic color coming from the blend of rose, lilac and purple
generating many hues without drawing impressed in the petals and
d) Print color of the lip: lilac-purple, homogeneous, covering practically
the whole lip but not reaching the atrium;
e) Column practically closed by the lateral lobes of the lip (cryptochila);
f) Anterior lobe of the lip discretely bi-lobulated, flatted or
with light inflexions on its edges;
g) Interior base of tube shows the colored veins (striae ) of the
do labelo (visão distendida): Parts of the lip (flattened vision)
- Estrias da estampa labelar: veins (striae) of the labellum print - Estampa
labelar: Labellum print - Lobo: lobe - lóbulo: lobule - Coluna:
column - Coluna com capa da antera deslocada mostrando o polinário:
Column with the anther cap displaced showing the pollinarium - Cavidade
estigmática: stigmatic cavity.
In nature, when we examine the flowers, we can analyze them accord
to the colors of each species. Thus we see that every flower has a "basic"
color which covers practically all surface of the floral segments, sometimes
complemented by one or more "secondary/basic" colors.
Most part of the orchid flowers present, superposed to the "basic"
color, "printed" colors on the lips (labellum print) and
some also presented in the petals and sepals (petal-sepals print).
colors of Cattleya intermedia
Alba - white color;
2. Type - several combinations inside the rose-lilac-purple colors
in many hues;
3. Bluish - many hues;
4. Wine– many hues.
yellow - white
basic colors of Cattleya intermedia
white color observed on the lips and neo-lips.
The engraved colors situated on the lips and neo-lips.
The colors situated on the petals and sepals.
the fact that they have different origins, the labellum prints are
different from the petal-sepals prints.
Groups with basic colors deciding
Alba, semi-alba, albescens, semi-albescens, suavissima, concolor,
coerulea, coerulenses , vinicolor, types, rubras (red) and sanguíneas
with denominations coming from the printed colors on the lips
- Reddish colors: types (rose/lilac/purple) and their
variants - suave (rose/lilac) and rubra (red);
- Bluish color: amethyst, amethystine and purple-violet
- Wine colors : wine, frezina (cherry coloured) and bordeau
- Another colors: lilac, roxo-bispo (purple bishop robes), magenta and
of the petal-sepals prints used to denominate the cultivars in the classifications
of the species
a- punctata; b- striata; c- maculata; d- veined; e- flamea
of the groups according to the drawing observed in the lip prints
a) The shapeof the "type" drawing (the most found in the species) is characterized
for having a homogenous color filling practically all the anterior lobe
of the lip. It starts in the anterior edge and extends itself towards
the atrium without reaching it.
b) The other
drawings in the labellum print which don't have the "type" drawing,
we nominated them "multiform" according to each visualized form:
A type drawing which coloring is interrupted in the horizontal
line in the second third of the anterior lobe.
coloring of the lip covers all the anterior lobe reaching the atrium.
Flowers which lips do not present
veins (striae) in the labellum print, except for the concolor and
irrorata cultivars which present phenotypes hierarchically more remarkable.
Flowers vivid coloring in the exterior of the tube, practically
with the same intensity of the anterior lobe,clearing showing up the
basic color of the flower.
Multiform sp (without particularities)
Flowers without denominated drawings in the anterior lobe of the lip
Drawing with two rounded separated blotches, situated in
the anterior lobe of the lip.
flowers with well visible veins in any lobe of the lip.
Type drawing which color extends covering the anterior edges
of the lateral lobes.
Multiform marginata -
The color of the anterior lobe is extended on the lateral lobes
until the insertion petals/sepals.
Multiform irrorato - flowers
presenting just a margin in the anterior lobe of lip, in general
'roxo-bispo' (purple bishop robes). The color of the petals and
sepals can be alba or albescens.
Multiform striate - flowers
just presenting the veins in the labellum print, on the anterior lobe
of the lip.
Multiform albo-marginata - flowers having
the secondary basic white color covering the margins of the lip.
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