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Orchid Species: Cattleya purpurata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Cattleya purpurata is an orchid species identified by (Lindl. & Paxton) Rollisson ex Lindl. in 1855.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
purpurata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl. & Paxton) Rollisson ex Lindl.
Year
1855
ORIGIN: From Brazil where it is found as an epiphyte, with a single leaf, high in the canopy of wooded hillsides.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, hot to cool growing plant from Brazil where it is found as an epiphyte, with a single leaf, high in the canopy of wooded hillsides, with clavate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-ligulate, leathery, erect, rounded at the apex leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on a stout, 12 to 15 [30 to 37.5 cm] long, raceme subtended by a large sheath with 3 to 7 long-lasting, showy, fragrant, color variable flowers with an anise scent and needs a dry winter rest and moderate year round light.

FLOWER SIZE: 6 to 10 inches [15 to 25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C brysiana 1853 Lem.
Add+ Laelia L casperiana 1859 Rchb.f.
Add+ Laelia L russelliana 1885 B.S.Williams
Add+ Brasilaelia Bll purpurata 2006 (Lindl. & Paxton) Campacci
Add+ Chironiella Chironiella purpurata 2006 (Lindl. & Paxton) Braem
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl purpurata 2002 (Lindl. & Paxton) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Laelia L purpurata 1852 Lindl. & Paxton
Add+ Sophronitis S purpurata 2000 (Lindl. & Paxton) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Amalia Amalia purpurea 1846 Heynh.
Add+ Bletia Bletia casperiana 1862 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. purpurata 'Carmen' (4 awards in 2018) C. purpurata h.f. striata 'Laetitia' (3 awards from 2013 to 2018) C. purpurata 'Vilbella' (3 awards from 2016 to 2017) C. purpurata 'Louanne' (3 awards from 2014 to 2016) C. purpurata 'Cindarosa' (3 awards from 1988 to 2009) C. purpurata h.f. flammea 'Shogun on Fire' (2 awards in 2019) C. purpurata h.f. delicata 'Shogun's Grace' (2 awards from 2018 to 2019) C. purpurata 'Terry' (2 awards in 2018) C. purpurata 'Rose' (2 awards from 2016 to 2018) C. purpurata h.f. marginata 'Bordeaux' (2 awards from 2012 to 2017) C. purpurata 'Lily Grace' (2 awards in 2016) C. purpurata 'Nice One' (2 awards in 2016) C. purpurata 'Blaueisgletscher' (2 awards in 2016) C. purpurata 'Maria da Gloria' (2 awards from 2015 to 2016) C. purpurata 'Laetitia' (2 awards from 2014 to 2015) C. purpurata 'Bonnie' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Aranda Blue Label' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Wössen' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Miss Pearse' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Roxy' (2 awards in 2015)
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