Subfamily:
  Epidendroideae
Tribe:
  Epidendreae
Subtribe:
  Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya:
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Subgenus: Cattleya:
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Section: Maximae:
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  • Venezuela, Northern South America, Southern America
  • Colombia, Southern America
  • Ecuador, Southern America
  • Peru, Southern America
The lowland subspecies that grows as an epiphyte in Ecuador by the sea level in mangrove forests to 200 mts altitude, in semidecidous tropical forests, hot to warm. Is a giant plant compared to other Cattleyas and differs by its mountain sister that is 'standard' Cattleya sized, the fragrance that is floral ( lily of the valley, Iris), and not the intense sun that requires the mountain one.
Ovidiu Raducu

It has different vegetative forms (short, cool-growing highland varieties vs. tall, warm-growing lowland varieties) in addition to flower colour forms. [Emrys Chew, Ph.D.]
  • Cattleya malouana Linden (1885)
  • Cattleya maxima var. aphlebia Rchb.f. (1884)
  • Cattleya maxima var. backhousii Rchb.f. (1885)
  • Cattleya maxima var. hrubyana L.Linden & Rodigas (1885)
  • Cattleya maxima f. aphlebia (Rchb.f.) Roeth (2010)
  • Cattleya maxima var. marchettiana B.S.Williams (1891)
  • Cattleya maxima f. alba (A.H.Kent) L.Becker (2014)
  • Cattleya maxima subvar. alba A.H.Kent (1887)
  • Epidendrum maximum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. (1861)
Brassocattleya Fuchs Star * Cattleya maxima × Brassavola nodosa
Brassocattleya Tetramaxim Cattleya maxima × Brassocattleya Tetradip
Cattleya Virgen de Guadalupe * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya amethystoglossa
Cattleya Elisabeth Fochem Cattleya maxima × Cattleya araguaiensis
Cattleya Susiana * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya bicalhoi
Cattleya Coloramax Cattleya maxima × Cattleya bicolor
Cattleya Mem. Charles Weigner Cattleya maxima × Cattleya Bow Bells
Cattleya Eva's Fábula Cafetera Cattleya maxima × Cattleya candida (syn)
Cattleya Cinnomax Cattleya maxima × Cattleya cinnabarina
Cattleya Michael Latham Cattleya maxima × Cattleya Claesiana
Cattleya Amesiana * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya crispa
Cattleya Sleeping Max Cattleya maxima × Cattleya dormaniana
Cattleya maxima-Dupreana * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya Dupreana
Cattleya Franz Josst Cattleya maxima × Cattleya Eldorado
Cattleya Martina Wolff Cattleya maxima × Cattleya forbesii
Cattleya Striata Cattleya maxima × Cattleya granulosa
Cattleya Maxiwhite Cattleya maxima × Cattleya Jack Cole
Cattleya Maxcerence Cattleya maxima × Cattleya lawrenceana
Cattleya Maximum Lust Cattleya maxima × Cattleya lueddemanniana
Cattleya Milo Cattleya maxima × Cattleya mossiae
Cattleya Mem. Cirila Alca Cattleya maxima × Cattleya nobilior
Cattleya Percimax Cattleya maxima × Cattleya percivaliana
Cattleya maxima-Persepolis * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya Persepolis
Cattleya Measuresii Cattleya maxima × Cattleya pumila
Cattleya Amazone Cattleya maxima × Cattleya purpurata
Cattleya Boniplant Elena Yamamoto Cattleya maxima × Cattleya rex
Cattleya Oviedo * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya schilleriana
Cattleya Finn Soc Cattleya maxima × Cattleya sincorana
Cattleya Little Lars Cattleya maxima × Cattleya tigrina
Cattleya Shinjik * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya trianae
Cattleya Walter Wolff * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Hsinying Max-walker * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya walkeriana
Cattleya Adrienne de Wavrin * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya warscewiczii
Cattleya Berlin Moon Cattleya maxima × Cattleya × dolosa
Cattlianthe Arcadian Skies Cattleya maxima × Cattlianthe Blue Boy
Cattlianthe Akala Lihi Lihi Cattleya maxima × Cattlianthe Loddiaca
Epicattleya F. E. Dixon Cattleya maxima × Epidendrum ciliare
Epicattleya Boniplant IBT - UNALM Cattleya maxima × Epidendrum friderici-guilielmi
Epicattleya Martha Bauer Cattleya maxima × Epidendrum macrocarpum
Cattlianthe Eclipse * Cattleya maxima × Guarianthe skinneri
Laeliocattleya Supermax Cattleya maxima × Laelia superbiens
Rhyncattleanthe GB Cloud * Cattleya maxima × Rhyncattleanthe Young-Min Orange
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Terepaima Cattleya maxima × Rhyncholaelia digbyana
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Marilyn Kasan Cattleya maxima × Rhyncholaelia glauca
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Datin Seri Rosmah Cattleya maxima × Rhyncholaeliocattleya EZO Robin's Magic
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Rothaut Cattleya maxima × Rhyncholaeliocattleya Norman's Bay
Brassocatanthe Haleahi Profusion * Brassanthe Maikai × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Gesneriaeflora Brassavola fragrans (syn) × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Craig De Trini Brassavola Little Stars × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Cordima Brassavola subulifolia × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Robert Woehrle Brassavola Yaki × Cattleya maxima
Brassocatanthe Maxmaid Brassocatanthe Little Mermaid × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Mem. Romón Rodriguez Brassocattleya Binosa × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Miracle Star Brassocattleya Gulfshore's Beauty × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Macalin Brassocattleya Katherine H. Chatham × Cattleya maxima
Brassocattleya Jeremy Whyte * Brassocattleya Morning Glory × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Rooseveltiae Cattleya aclandiae × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Bookie's Patrice Cattleya Al Rolf × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Sapphirata Cattleya Canhamiana × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Nikolita Portilla Cattleya Cariad's Mini-Quinee × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Catahoula Blue Max Cattleya Catahoula Blue × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Tatsuka Kinsai Cattleya coccinea × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya × amesiana Cattleya crispa × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Vestalis * Cattleya dowiana × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Charles Darwin Cattleya Elegans × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Milleri 2 Cattleya gaskelliana × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Hester * Cattleya harrisoniana × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Vallies Blush Cattleya Hawaiian Wedding Song × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Dominiana * Cattleya intermedia × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Blanche * Cattleya labiata × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya × floribunda Cattleya labiata × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Miss Endicott * Cattleya loddigesii × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Bookie's Max Cattleya Louise Georgianna × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Dean's Tiger Cattleya Mareeba Tiger × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Eva's Pasado Cattleya mendelii × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Bod o Franz Cattleya milleri × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Mini Max Cattleya Mini Purple × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Mystery Zone Cattleya Misty Girl × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Elizabeth Ann Cattleya Penny Kuroda (syn) × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Striata Cattleya Rosalind × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Enrique Ferrando * Cattleya Starting Point × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Nostalgia Cattleya Undine × Cattleya maxima
Cattleya Erzherzogin Maria Joseph Cattleya × elegans × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe Amax Cattlianthe Amaroo × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe Princess Helen Victoria Cattlianthe Ariel × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe Maxcell Cattlianthe Love Excellence × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe Pacific Mission * Cattlianthe Mary Elizabeth Bohn × Cattleya maxima
Catyclia Maureen Shank Encyclia adenocaula × Cattleya maxima
Catyclia Jerry C. Sellers Encyclia tampensis × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe aurantiaca-maxima * Guarianthe aurantiaca × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe Chloris * Guarianthe bowringiana × Cattleya maxima
Cattlianthe DiPozzi La Gioconda Guarianthe × laelioides × Cattleya maxima
Laeliocattleya Cashen's Pink Angel Laeliocattleya Puppy Love × Cattleya maxima
Myrmecocattleya RIO's Maximum Pink Myrmecocattleya RIO's Pink Delight × Cattleya maxima
Cattleychea Cochlimax Prosthechea cochleata × Cattleya maxima
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Barbara Anderson Rhyncholaeliocattleya Valmer × Cattleya maxima
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Maximum Gift Rhyncholaeliocattleya Volcano Gift × Cattleya maxima
Rhynchobrassoleya Vigour Maxcricket Rhynchovola Jimminey Cricket × Cattleya maxima
Laszlo Illes
C. maxima var. striata
David López Valverde
C. maxima var. semialba
Ovidiu Raducu
C. maxima Highland form
Laszlo Illes
C. maxima var. striata
Zhao Chen
C. maxima
Duane McDowell
C. maxima var. alba
Home Pongyang
C. maxima var. semialba 'La pedrena' SM/JOGA
José Antonio Benelli
C. maxima f. coerulea
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