species shows characteristics very similar to Cattleya labiata.,
Since both are from Brazil this is not surprising.
C. warneri does however originate from areas of Espiritas
Santos and Minas Gerais, Southern Brazil, instead of the usual northern
importations collected by Orquidario Binet were received by Low &
Co. First flowering
in cultivation was in the collection of Robert Warner after whom it is
named in 1860 who owned one of the finest collections in England at that
time. One record
shows that more than 600 Cattleya flowers in his collection, were
in bloom at the same time during 1865.
short pseudobulbs, broad leaves which usually have some purple colouring
render it readily distinguishable. The
inflorescence bears 2-5 large fowers, 15-20cm.- (6-8”) across; sepals
& petals are rose,
shaded with light tints of amethyst purple, the lip is darker with a
darker red-purple with purple veins.
The throat is yellow – orange flanked with lilac or white