Cattleya amethystoglossa Linden & Rchb.f. ex R.Warner

Amethyst Lipped Cattleya

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


Two leaves. Blooms in autumn and winter, flowers to 4" diameter, fragrant, to 30 flowers per inflorescence. This species is very similar to C guttata yet differs in the flowers which here are white or pale rose, spotted dark roseor mauve on the sepals and petals and the lip haswhite lateral lobes, and a magenta midlobe and a pale gold or white throat. (


Published in Select Orchid. Pl. 2 in 1862.

Native to Brazil.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 94: 5683 in 1868.


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