Cattleya purpurata (Werkhauseri)

Week 84: July 5, 2022

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Cattleya purpurata (Werkhauseri)

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.

Previous Awards:

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.

Flower Measurements:

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.