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Orchid Species: Cattleya purpurata

Cattleya purpurata is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 2008.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
purpurata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
This is a natural hybrid
Year
2008
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).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. purpurata 'Miss Pearse' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Wössen' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Aranda Blue Label' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Laetitia' (2 awards from 2014 to 2015) C. purpurata 'Bonnie' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Roxy' (2 awards in 2015) C. purpurata 'Bergheimat' (2 awards in 2014) C. purpurata 'Amy' (2 awards from 2010 to 2014) C. purpurata 'Louanne' (2 awards in 2014) C. purpurata (hort f. flammea) 'Neal' (2 awards in 2012) C. purpurata f. carnea 'Auntie Stacy' (2 awards in 2012) C. purpurata f. semialba 'Cinderosa' (2 awards in 2011) L. purpurata var. carnea 'Joy' (2 awards in 2010) C. purpurata var. carnea 'Kipling' (2 awards in 2010) S. purpurata 'Wanda Ruth' (2 awards in 2007) L. purpurata 'Lorraine' (2 awards in 2006) L. purpurata 'Aileen Garrison' (2 awards in 2005) L. purpurata var. semi-alba 'Chiara' (2 awards in 2004) L. purpurata 'Ray Gruel' (2 awards in 2004) L. purpurata var. flammea 'Nancy' (2 awards in 2002)
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