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Cattleya amethystoglossa Amethest Lipped Cattleya


Amethest Lipped Cattleya , Cattleya amethystoglossa


Cattleya amethystoglossa Linden & Rchb. f. ex Warner 1862

Fragrance, Part sun, Cool To Warm, Fall Winter early Spring

Common Name Amethest Lipped Cattleya

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Bahia, Minas Gerais and Pernambuco states of Brazil as a large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte at elevations around 600 meters growing on rock outcrops near the sea and on palms in full sun with lots of warmth and humid air with tall, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and early spring with a terminal, several to many [10 to 30] flowered, inflorescence that has fragrant flowers. This species needs ample light, water and fertilizer while growing and a definite rest when in dormancy. 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.

Synonyms Cattleya amethystoglossa var. lilacina (Rchb.f.) Fowlie 1977; Cattleya guttata keteleerii Houlet. 1875; Cattleya guttatta lilacina Barb. Rod. 1882; Cattleya guttata prinzii Rchb.f 1856; Cattleya guttata Lindley var prinzii [Rchb.f]A.D.Hawkes; Cattleya purpurina R. Br 1882; *Epidendrum amethestoglosum Rchb.f 1861; Epidendrum elatius Rchb.f var prinzii Rchb.f 1862