Cattleya harrisoniana (harrisoniae)
Cattleya loddigesii (Cattleya harrisoniana) Bateman ex Lindley, 1836 is a native of Brazil, where it can be found growing epiphytically in swampy areas near Rio De Janiero, and in and around Minas Gerais. Many taxonomists, over the years, have considered Cattleya harrisoniana as a color variety of Cattleya loddigesii, whose natural range overlaps C. harrisoniana. As the two species readily interbreed even more confusion is added. Bateman was also confused in 1836, as he used the incorrect epithet of harrisoniae, instead of the correct harrisoniana. The Royal Horticultural Society recognizes this species as loddigesii for hybrid registration purposes. A very easy to grow species, Cattleya loddigesii (Cattleya harrisoniana) normally blooms in the late summer. Typical Cattleya culture. except this species enjoys basket culture, with coconut chips for media and non urea fertilizers, such as Grow More.