New candidate for this month is Cattleya purpurata (Werkhauseri). This is C. purpurata time.
Cattleya purpurata, Lindl. & Paxton 1855, previously known as Laelia purpurata, growing in SE part of Brazil. There are several color forms of this species. Kew only recognizes all as Cattleya purpurata.
There are 15 AOS awards for this species (Werkhauseri). Total are 101 AOS awards for Cattleya purpurata all color forms!
There are 4 flowers on one unstaked inflorescence 28-cm tall.
NS H - 17.0 cm; NS V -15.5 cm;
Dorsal Sep. W - 2.2 cm; Dorsal Sep. L - 10.0 cm;
Petal W - 4.5 cm; Petals L - 8.5 cm;
Lat/Sepal W - 2.0 cm; Lat/Sepal L - 9.0 cm;
Lip/Pouch W - 4.0 cm; Lip/Pouch L - 7.0 cm.