Cattleya granulosa

Cattleya granulosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. granulosa
Binomial name
Cattleya granulosa
Lindl. 1842

Cattleya granulosa is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with five to eight 15 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the coastal swampy areas of Brazil at elevations of 600 to 900 meters


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week and reduce watering during the winter. Plant can also be mounted.


C. granulosa Cattleya granulosa variant Petals and sepals are brown, lip is magenta
C. granulosa green Cattleya granulosa variant Petals and sepals are bright green, lip is magenta


Common Name:Granulose Cattleya


  1. Cattleya granulosa var. buyssoniana O'Brien 1890
  2. Epidendrum granulosum Rchb.f 1861

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