Cattleya porphyroglossa

C. porphyroglossa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. porphyroglossa
Binomial name
Cattleya porphyroglossa
L. Linden & Rchb. f. 1856

Cattleya porphyroglossa is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant bloom in the summer with three to five 7.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing on trees in Brazil.


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


Common Name: Purple Lipped Cattleya


  1. Cattleya batalini Sander & Kranzlin 1892
  2. Cattleya dijanceana hort ex Rolfe 1902
  3. Epidendrum porphyroglossum Rchb.f 1862

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