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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae — the cattleyas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a hood-shaped three-lobed lip enclosing the column; they are among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known. Called also cattleya orchid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of highly ornamental epiphytic orchids, natives of tropical America from Mexico to Brazil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known


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  • Italo indie Cattleya, which is Universal's Italian outpost, picked Campania's Cilento province for its local remake of Gallic megahit "Welcome to the Sticks."

  • At the May state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderón, prickly pear cactus showed up in vermeil wine coolers, and Dowling also tucked a few among the in the centerpieces of fuchsia roses and Cattleya orchids.

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  • Another endemic is the golden Cattleya orchid, (Cattleya aurea), that is sympatric in the upper Sinú with the gigas Cattleya orchid, (Cattleya warscewickzii), showing the contact zone between Magdalena Medio and Chocó-Darién; the upper Sinú is the only place where the naturally occurring hybrid, the spectacular (Cattleya X hardyana) has been found.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • Several orchids are found growing on these trees: Caularthron bicornutum, Oncidium obrizatum and the highly endangered Cattleya aurea.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • Beautiful orchids such as the endemic giant Cattleya, Cattleya warscewiczii, or the Butterfly orchid Psychopsis papilio, or the Swan orchid Cycnoches chlorochilon or the Holly Spirit orchid Peristeria elata are native to this ecosystem.

    Magdalena-Urabá moist forests

  • Species of special concern for this ecoregion are the Colombian ebony and the mahogany, among the precious timber; the Cattleya aurea, as this beautiful orchid has suffered from over-collection for more than seventy years; the two species of tapirs present are highly endangered both at the national and international level; the harpy eagle and the blue-billed curassow are also endangered species than still present in the upper Sinú.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • There are a few common, popular and preferred home planting varieties of orchid such as Ascocenda, Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Miltonia, Odontoglossums, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis and Vanda.

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  • There are several endemic areas within this ecoregion; the upper Magdalena, in the Huila territory, with species of birds such as Athene cunicularia tolimae or Euphonia concinna, and the Cattleya trianaei, the national flower of Colombia.

    Magdalena Valley montane forests

  • Several orchids are endemic to these ecosystems; Cattleya trianaei to the upper Magdalena and C. warscewickzii to the San Lucas – Nechi region; Odontoglossum crispum and Odontoglossum nobile, Miltoniopsis vexillaria and Masdevallia coccinea, among the best known.

    Magdalena Valley montane forests

  • A Cattleya show like that would be welcome anytime here.

    From The Greenhouse « Fairegarden


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