Submitted by wellsy on Wed, 02/01/2008 - 20:18
Country: The Carribean Islands and The Bahamas
Cattleyopsis is a genus of around 8 species which come from a fairly dry environment with plenty of light and good air movement. They are epiphytes or sometimes lithophytes. Mostly they are found on small trees in the dry limestone forests, typical of the coastal areas of the Caribbean islands and Bahamas. Best grown mounted on rafts of coconut husk, tree fren root, cork, driftwood or some similar material. They like to be exposed to high light intensities and resent being waterlogged.
Cattleyopsis cubensis ( Lindl. ) Sauleda & R.M.Adams
Cattleyopsis delicatula Lem.
Cattleyopsis guanensis AcuÃ±a
Cattleyopsis holdridgei L.O.Williams
Cattleyopsis lindenii Cogn.
Cattleyopsis northropiorum Cogn.
Cattleyopsis ortgiesiana ( Rchb.f. ) Cogn.
Cattleyopsis rosea ( Schltr. ) Mansf