Cattleya elongata

C. elongata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. elongata
Binomial name
Cattleya elongata
Barb. Rodr. 1877

Cattleya elongata is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with ten 8 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing on rock outcrops in Minas Gerais and Pernambuco states of Brazil at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.


Common Name: Cattleya with the Elongated Stalk


  1. Cattleya alexandrae Linden & Rolfe 1892
  2. Cattleya alexandrae var. elegans Rolfe 1892
  3. Cattleya alexandrae var. maculata auct.1895
  4. Cattleya alexandrae var. rosea auct. 1895
  5. Cattleya alexandrae var. tenebrosa Rolfe 1892
  6. Cattleya elongata var. elegans (Rolfe) Fowlie 1977
  7. Cattleya elongata var. maculata (auct.) Braem 1984
  8. Cattleya elongata var. rosea (auct.) Braem 1984
  9. Cattleya nilsonii Regel 1889