Cattleya pumila Hook.

Dwarf Cattleya, Dwarf Laelia

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Cattleya

Category: Houseplant


Miniature. Single leaf. Blooms in autumn, 1 or 2 flowers in a 4" inflorescence, long lasting, to 4" diameter.


Published in Bot. Mag. 65: 3656 in 1838.

Basionym of Laelia pumila (Hook.) Rchb.f.

Native to Brazil.


Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Used for miniatures. Gives good texture and vigorous habit but small number of flowers with no seasonal blooming habit. Dominant purple color. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance -

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