Cattleya mossiae

C. mossiae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. mossiae
Binomial name
Cattleya mossiae
Hkr. 1838

Cattleya mossiae is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant blooms in the spring with two to seven 20 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in Venezuela at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.


Cattleya mossiae alba Cattleya mossiae var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is yellow


Common Name:Mrs. Moss' Cattleya


  1. Cattleya aliciae L. Linden 1895
  2. Cattleya carrieri Houller. 1883
  3. Cattleya edithiana Warner ex Williams 1868
  4. Cattleya labiata var atropurpurea Paxton 1844
  5. Cattleya labiata var candida Lindley & Paxton 1850
  6. Cattleya labiata var mossiae [Hkr.]Lindley 1840
  7. Cattleya labiata var picta Lindley & Paxton 1850
  8. Cattleya labiata var picta [Lindley & Paxton]Rchb.f 1874
  9. Cattleya labiata var reineckiana [Rchb.f]A.D.Hawkes
  10. Cattleya mossiae Hkr. var. reineckiana Hook.
  11. Cattleya mossiae var. wageneri Braem 1986
  12. Cattleya reineckiana Hort. 1883
  13. Cattleya reineckiana Rchb.f 1856
  14. Cattleya wageneri Rchb.f 1854
  15. Cattleya wagneri Hort.
  16. Epidendrum labiatum var. mossiae [Hkr.] Rchb.f 1861

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