Cattleya rex

C. rex

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. rex
Binomial name
Cattleya rex
O'Brien 1890

Cattleya rex is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant bloom from winter to spring with three to eight 17.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing on trees in the wet montane forest of Colombia and Peru at elevations of 1350 meters


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: King of the Cattleyas


  1. Cattleya labiata var rex [O'Brien]Schlechter ?

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