Cattleya velutina Rchb. f. 1870
Common Name Velvety Cattleya
Flower Size 4" [10 cm]
A medium sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic orchid from Brazil
on plains in small clumps of brush giving shade from the sun with
long and slender, clustered, jointed, grooved pseudobulb carrying 2
apical, oblong-lorate, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms in the
late spring and summer on a terminal, 5" [12.5 cm] long, 4 to 7
flowered, long-lived inflorescence that has highly fragrant, glossy
and heavy textured flowers.
Synonyms Cattleya alutacea B.-R. 1892; Cattleya alutacea B.-R.
var velutina B.-R. 1882; Cattleya fragrans B.-R. 1882