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Cattleya purpurata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Subfamily  Epidendroideae
Subtribe  Laeliinae
Scientific name  Cattleya purpurata
Rank  Species
Family  Orchidaceae
Tribe  Epidendreae
Alliance  Cattleya
Higher classification  Cattleya orchids
Order  Asparagales
Cattleya purpurata IOSPE PHOTOS
Similar  Orchids, Laelia, Cattleya orchids, Cattleya intermedia, Cattleya labiata

Cattleya purpurata, also known Laelia purpurata and Sophronitis purpurata, is native to Brazil where it is very popular among orchid growers. It is an epiphyte that is found in the canopy of tall trees near coastal areas, in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. The orchid favors bright light and cool to warm conditions and is relative easy to cultive. C. purpurata has been used extensively as a parent in hybridizing with Cattleyas. Cattleya purpurata blooms from late spring to fall with three to five flowers on a spike. The flowers are long-lasting and fragrant.

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Cattleya purpurata Cattleya Orchid Source Laelia pururata syn Cattleya purpurata

Horticultural forms

Cattleya purpurata Cattleya purpurata var carnea
  • C. purpurata f. alba(Lindley 1852-3) white lip, sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. carnea (Lindley 1852-3) pink lip, white sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. flammea (Lindley 1852-3) magenta lip, pink sepals and white petals
  • C. purpurata f. oculata (Lindley 1852-3) purple patches on lip, white sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. roxo-violeta (Lindley 1852-3) light reddish purple lip, white sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. rubra (Lindley 1852-3) magenta lip, pink sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. sanguinea magenta lip, sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. striata (Lindley 1852-3) magenta lip, pink vein pattern sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. vagnota (Lindley 1852-3) dark red lip, white sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. vinicolor dark red lip with small white patch at the end, white sepals and petals
  • C. purpurata f. werkhaeuserii (Lindley 1852-3) light bluish lip, white sepals and petals
  • Hybrids

    Cattleya purpurata Cattleya purpurata var vinicolor 39Syrah39

    Cattleya × elegans is a hybrid orchid with a formula hybridae Cattleya purpurata (Lindl. & Paxton) Van den Berg (2008) × Cattleya tigrina A.Rich. (1848). It is found in South and South-East Brazil.

    Cattleya purpurata Cattleya purpurata var roxovioleta
    Cattleya purpurata wwworchidspeciescomorphotdirlaelpurpuratajpg

    References

    Cattleya purpurata Wikipedia


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