Cattleya velutina

C. velutina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. velutina
Binomial name
Cattleya velutina
Rchb. f. 1870

Cattleya velutina is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant blooms from late spring to summer with four to seven 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing on trees in the plains of Brazil.


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


Common Name:Velvety Cattleya


  1. Cattleya alutacea B.-R. 1892
  2. Cattleya alutacea B.-R. var velutina B.-R. 1882
  3. Cattleya fragrans B.-R. 1882

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